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The Dollar Bottom (1981)

G | | Short | February 1981 (UK)
Light-hearted tale about an enterprising Edinburgh boarding school boy who sets up an insurance scheme for fellow pupils in 1953 against getting caned, which quickly earns him a small fortune

Director:

Roger Christian

Writers:

James Kennaway (short story), Shane Connaughton (screenplay)
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Cast overview, first billed only:
Robert Urquhart Robert Urquhart ... Headmaster
Rikki Fulton Rikki Fulton ... Karl
Jonathan McNeil Jonathan McNeil ... Taylor 2
Angus Kittler Reid Angus Kittler Reid ... Graham (as Angus Reid)
Iain Andrew Iain Andrew ... Browne
David Bullion David Bullion ... Macadam
Martin Thom Martin Thom ... Macbeth
Neil Crossan Neil Crossan ... Knox
John Field John Field ... Hepburn
Peter Adair Peter Adair ... Moncrieff
David Mowat David Mowat ... Porter
Ruth Munroe Ruth Munroe ... Mrs. Maclaren
Alexander Bell Alexander Bell ... Schoolboy
Robin Gow Robin Gow ... Schoolboy (as Robin Gowe)
Bruce Barrons Bruce Barrons ... Schoolboy
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Light-hearted tale about an enterprising Edinburgh boarding school boy who sets up an insurance scheme for fellow pupils in 1953 against getting caned, which quickly earns him a small fortune

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19 May 2004 | by mybahSee all my reviews

I saw this short film about 20-25 years ago. It was shown during an intermission of another film of which I have no idea what that was.

It was about a boy who starts up an insurance scheme in a boys school which pays out to students who get the cane. It ends up being quite lucrative until the principal really starts to take on the student insurance creator.

I remember really enjoying this simplistic, yet quite clever little story, and hope that one day I might actually get to see it again sometime. But I doubt that its available any where in any shape or form. If anyone has any clues, or one the makers sees this comment, you might give me a little email if you have a copy, or can copy. I'm sure my kids would like it as well. I gave this show a 7, simply because for such a short film, seen only once so long ago, I still remember quite a lot of it. WELL DONE!!


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Country:

UK

Language:

English

Release Date:

February 1981 (UK) See more »

Also Known As:

Penneissä miljoonan alku See more »

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