What a Whopper!

What a Whopper!

Gilbert Gunn (1961)

U Certificate


Our Score
Coming after Operation Bullshine and My Wife's Family, this is typically lightweight comedy from former documentarist Gilbert Gunn. Adam Faith stars in a whimsical tale about a struggling writer who fakes photographs of the Loch Ness monster and then heads for the Highlands to convince the locals so that they'll back his book. Just about every comedy stalwart you can think of crops up in support, from Carry On regulars Sid James and Charles Hawtrey to TV favourites Wilfrid Brambell and Terry Scott. Even Spike Milligan has a cameo as a tramp, but the laughs are as elusive as Nessie.


An author's book about the Loch Ness monster is rejected by publishers because they think the creature does not exist. Desperate to get his work into print, he heads for Scotland to engineer sightings of the legendary beast - but his cunning plan results in chaos. Comedy, starring Adam Faith, Carole Lesley, Sid James and Charles Hawtrey.

Cast & Crew

Tony Blake Adam Faith
Harry Sid James
Charlie Pinner Carole Lesley
Gilbert Pinner Freddie Frinton
Arnold Charles Hawtrey
Vernon Terence Longdon
Mr Slate Clive Dunn
Director Gilbert Gunn
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Other Information

Language: EnglishBlack and whiteAvailable on: DVD