The Breaking of Bumbo

The Breaking of Bumbo

Original movie poster
Directed by Andrew Sinclair
Produced by L. Jeffrey Selznick
Written by Andrew Sinclair (novel and screenplay)
Starring Richard Warwick
Joanna Lumley
Music by Brian Gascoigne
Cinematography Ian Wilson
Release dates
Country United Kingdom
Language English

The Breaking of Bumbo is a 1970 British comedy film written and directed by Andrew Sinclair, a former Coldstream Guards National service officer that was updated from his 1959 novel of the same name that featured the Suez Crisis. It starred Richard Warwick, Joanna Lumley, Jeremy Child and Edward Fox.[1]


Newly commissioned Fusilier Guards Ensign 'Bumbo' Bailey learns the facts of life from his new girl friend in Swinging London as well as from his platoon and commanding officer.



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