Percy's Progress  

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British sex comedy film

Percy's Progress is a 1974 British comedy film directed by Ralph Thomas. It was written by Sid Colin, Harry H. Corbett and Ian Le Frenais. It was released in the United States under the title It's Not the Size That Counts. The US version of the film includes several additional scenes shot by the American distributor, these include an opening penis transplant operation scene, and a scene in which a dwarf is seen jumping out of a woman’s bed leaving her to say the film's American title ‘Its Not the Size That Counts’[1]. The dwarf in question was Luis De Jesus, the star of the infamous Blood Sucking Freaks.

Harry H. Corbett's character was closely modelled on British Prime Minister Harold Wilson down to using well-known Wilson phrases such as "thirteen years of Tory misrule" and speaking with a distinct Yorkshire accent.

The film is a sequel to Percy. It has yet to be released on DVD.


Percy, the man with the world's first penis transplant, discovers that there is a chemical in the city's water that makes men impotent.


Leigh Lawson as Percy Edward Anthony
Elke Sommer as Clarissa
Denholm Elliott as Sir Emmanuel Whitbread
Judy Geeson as Dr. Fairweather
Harry H. Corbett as Prime Minister
Vincent Price as Stavos Mammonian
Adrienne Posta as Iris
Julie Ege as Miss Hanson
Barry Humphries as Dr. Anderson/Australian TV Lady
James Booth as Jeffcot
Milo O'Shea as Dr. Klein
Ronald Fraser as Bleeker
Anthony Andrews as Catchpole
Bernard Lee as Barraclough
Madeline Smith as Miss UK
Minah Bird as Miss America
Luis De Jesus as the Dwarf (additional American footage)

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