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    Can anybody help me I'm currently looking for films, where they use the "gordon Bennett" phrase?



    Can anybody help!!!!!



    Can you think of any... so far I've found



    Carry on Emanuelle and an episode from only fools and horses.....



    If anyone knows of any useful research sites..... please let me know..... or any other info will be very much appreciated ...



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    (Giulianna @ May 2 2006, 06:00 PM) Quoted post</div><div class='quotemain'>

    Can anybody help me I'm currently looking for films, where they use the "gordon Bennett" phrase?



    Can anybody help!!!!!



    Can you think of any... so far I've found



    Carry on Emanuelle and an episode from only fools and horses.....



    If anyone knows of any useful research sites..... please let me know..... or any other info will be very much appreciated ...



    Thanks.

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    Gordon Bennett was the Rupert Murdoch of the late nineteenth-early twentieth century, and sponsor of very early motorcar and aircraft races...so the expression will be approx 100 years old...and I could swear GB turned up in a silent film intertitle, but can't think which film....

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    (Giulianna @ May 2 2006, 05:00 PM) Quoted post</div><div class='quotemain'>

    Can anybody help me I'm currently looking for films, where they use the "gordon Bennett" phrase?



    Can anybody help!!!!!



    Can you think of any... so far I've found



    Carry on Emanuelle and an episode from only fools and horses.....



    If anyone knows of any useful research sites..... please let me know..... or any other info will be very much appreciated ...



    Thanks.

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    Hi Giulianna,



    I know that Harold Steptoe used the "Gordon Bennett" quote quite a number of times in episodes of the classic television series Steptoe & Son. I particularly remember him using the expression in the episode 'The Bird'. He may have used the expression in one or both of the Steptoe films 'Steptoe & Son' and 'Steptoe & Son Ride Again'.



    Dave.

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    (Giulianna @ May 2 2006, 06:00 PM) Quoted post</div><div class='quotemain'>

    Can anybody help me I'm currently looking for films, where they use the "gordon Bennett" phrase?



    Can anybody help!!!!!



    Can you think of any... so far I've found



    Carry on Emanuelle and an episode from only fools and horses.....



    If anyone knows of any useful research sites..... please let me know..... or any other info will be very much appreciated ...



    Thanks.

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    It's not a film but I remember Holly in 'Red Dwarf' using it more than once.

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    Thanks so much for your help x

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    Thanks so much xx

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    (Giulianna @ May 2 2006, 06:00 PM) Quoted post</div><div class='quotemain'>

    Can anybody help me I'm currently looking for films, where they use the "gordon Bennett" phrase?



    Can anybody help!!!!!



    Can you think of any... so far I've found



    Carry on Emanuelle and an episode from only fools and horses.....



    If anyone knows of any useful research sites..... please let me know..... or any other info will be very much appreciated ...



    Thanks.

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    Giulianna, just in case you don't know the REAL origin of the expression..



    Gordon Bennett, an impecunious young man who also had no prospects of wealth and advancement, met and fell in love with a beautiful girl who also had a very rich father. Eventually, he was invited to visit her family... a visit which would guarantee him great fortune, a good job in the father's company, social standing etc etc..everything he didn't possess at present! On arrival at the palatial mansion,the family butler guided him into the drawing room and told him the family would join him presently. However, ages went by and the family failed to appear...and the nervous Gordon badly needed a pee. Eventually, he couldn't wait any longer and, afraid to ask the way to the loo, he just had a pee in the fireplace..at which point the whole family..father, mother, daughter, sons, granny, family solicitor etc came into the room!!



    At which point one or more of them exclaimed...GORDON BENNETT!!

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    I also remember Terry (Dennis Waterman) using the "Gordon Bennett" exclamation in some episodes of the wonderful television series 'Minder'.



    Dave.

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