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Breaking of Bumbo, The

Some outmoded fluff from the auterical pen of Andrew Sinclair, who adapted his own kids’ book with Richard Warwick as the titular guardsman who falls for red-headed posh revolutionary Joanna Lumley and accordingly ‘drops out’ in what was by that time a pretty hackneyed manner. John Bird, Edward Fox and Graham Bond turned up. The film opened and closed almost instantaneously, and Sinclair went back to the indie sector, doing an OK-ish adaptation of Under Milk Wood, a frightful horror effort with Oliver Reed as a satanic butler, and ended up ploughing through chanky straight-to-video action rubbish such as African Bond knock-off Tuxedo Warrior, Carol Royle’s least finest hour.

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