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Three Cockeyed Sailors (1940)

Sailors Three (original title)
Passed | | Comedy, War | 4 July 1941 (USA)
Three British sailors find they've accidentally strayed on board a Nazi ship during WWII. They then proceed to take it over and requisition it for the Royal Navy.

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(screenplay) (as Angus Macphail), (screenplay) | 1 more credit »
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Cast

Cast overview, first billed only:
Tommy Trinder ...
Claude Hulbert ...
Carla Lehmann ...
Jane
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Johnny
James Hayter ...
Hans
Jeanne De Casalis ...
Mrs. Pilkington
Henry Hewitt ...
Prof. Pilkington
Brian Fitzpatrick ...
Digby
...
McNab
Harold Warrender ...
Pilot's Mate
Eric Clavering ...
Bartender
John Glyn-Jones ...
Best Man
Julian Vedey ...
Resident of Tangier
...
German Captain (as Hans Wengraf)
Manning Whiley ...
German Commdr.
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Three British sailors find they've accidentally strayed on board a Nazi ship during WWII. They then proceed to take it over and requisition it for the Royal Navy. Written by Steve Crook <steve@brainstorm.co.uk>

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BRITAIN'S NEW FILM FUNSTER! (Australian poster - all caps)

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Comedy | War

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4 July 1941 (USA)  »

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Three Cockeyed Sailors  »

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1.37 : 1
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Goofs

When the sailors go ashore on leave, you can see their shadows clearly against the back-projected 'sea' surrounding the small boat. See more »

Connections

Followed by While Nero Fiddled (1944) See more »

Soundtracks

Sing A Happy-Go-Lucky Song
Music by Harry Parr Davies (as Harry Parr-Davies)
Lyrics by Phil Park
Performed by Tommy Trinder (uncredited)
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minor Ealing comedy
23 September 2015 | by (london) – See all my reviews

I felt that I should correct some of the errors made in a previous review.This film was released in December 1940.The film was therefore made after the fall of France and therefore unlikely to be affected by attitudes of the Phoney War.Ealing portrayed the Nazis as buffoons well into the war.An example being The Goose Steps Out starring Will Hay.Also the end title displaying the British flag dates back to the thirties.This film is primarily a vehicle for the comedian Tommy Trinder.It is very apparent from this film that he is no actor but primarily a music hall comedian.Claude Hulbert is by far the most accomplished actor in this film.Michael Wilding is at the early stages of his career and it shows.I wondered if this film was maybe inspired by the sinking of the Graff Spew off Montivideo.Anyway it is fairly uninspired.In fact Ealings most famous war film was Went The Day Well which is still screened today unlike this film which is very much forgotten.


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