When a US Air Force plane crashes into the sea with a load of chemicals and contaminates the world’s water supply, it is discovered that all the males in the world have become impotent, with the exception of Percy (Leigh Lawson).
This sorry sequel to the dire sex comedy, Percy (1971), has an unusually strong cast but was surely the career-low of all who participated. It’s hard to fathom why Vincent Price agreed to appear or why Denholm Elliott signed up again after his role as the transplant surgeon in the original, but, following Hywel Bennett’s refusal, it’s clear that Leigh Lawson assumed the lead role in order to achieve greater exposure.
Harry H Corbett’s role as the prime minister was an inspired piece of casting that the aspirational Harold Steptoe would surely have approved of. Ronald Fraser plays a Special Branch man, while Milo O’Shea appears as the head of the US Department of Chemical Warfare.
There’s a certain poetic justice in the fact that this limp effort should be about the entire male population of the world being rendered infertile, although infantile would be a better word to describe the dismal contributions of director Ralph Thomas and writer Sid Colin.
Released in the US as It’s Not the Size That Counts.
Percy Edward Anthony
Sir Emmanuel Whitbread
Harry H Corbett
Iris (PC 217)
Dr Anderson/Australian TV lady
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