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What a Whopper! (1961)

A comic vehicle for pop star Adam Faith who plays Tony, a writer and photographer desperate to sell his new book on the subject of the Loch Ness Monster.

In order to boost flagging sales, Tony heads to Loch Ness (in a hearse!) with some friends, to fake a photograph of Nessie in order to drum up some much-needed publicity.

Terence Longdon puts a lot of effort in as his best buddy, Vernon, and Carole Lesley is a delight as his beautiful blonde friend, Charlie.

Even though it was written by Doctor Who stalwart Terry Nation, the script is terrible and the acting is wooden, save for some great cameos from Sid James, Clive Dunn, Terry Scott, Wilfrid Brambell, Charles Hawtrey (as a Jackson Pollock-style artist) and Spike Milligan (as a tramp).

Tony
Adam Faith
Harry
Sidney James
Charlie
Carole Lesley
Vernon
Terence Longdon
Mr Slate
Clive Dunn
Gilbert Pinner
Freddie Frinton
Marie
Marie France
Arnold
Charles Hawtrey
Tramp
Spike Milligan
Postie
Wilfrid Brambell
Mrs Pinner
Fabia Drake
Sammy
Harold Berens
Jimmy
Ewan Roberts
MacDonald
Archie Duncan
Sergeant
Terry Scott
Grace
Anna Gilchrist
Doone
Gordon Rollings
Legree
Bernard Hunter
Jojo
Lloyd Reckord
Policeman
Lance Percival
Teacher
Molly Weir
Commentator
Fyfe Robertson
Crofter
John Stevenson Lang

Director
Gilbert Gunn