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The Baby and the Battleship (1956)

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After a quayside mix-up with the Italian family of his fiancée, Able Seaman Knocker White finds himself literally left holding the baby. Unable to return it before his ship sails he enlists... See full summary »

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Cast

Cast overview, first billed only:
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Puncher Roberts
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Knocker White
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Marshal (as Andre Morell)
Bryan Forbes ...
Prof. Evans
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Capt. Hugh
Ernest Clark ...
Cmdr. Geoffrey Digby
Harry Locke ...
CPO Blades
Michael Howard ...
Joe
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George
Clifford Mollison ...
Sails
Thorley Walters ...
Lt. Setley
Duncan Lamont ...
Master-at-Arms
Lisa Gastoni ...
Maria
Cyril Raymond ...
P.M.O.
Harold Siddons ...
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After a quayside mix-up with the Italian family of his fiancée, Able Seaman Knocker White finds himself literally left holding the baby. Unable to return it before his ship sails he enlists the help of best mate Puncher Roberts to smuggle the child aboard. But babies are surprisingly demanding and gradually the whole crew is drawn into helping keep it fed and washed - and undiscovered. Even so, the officers above deck start to puzzle over the increasingly strange happenings on board. Written by Jeremy Perkins <jwp@aber.ac.uk>

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It all starts when a sailor's left holding the baby!

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1 February 1957 (Ireland)  »

Also Known As:

Das Baby auf dem Schlachtschiff  »

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(Western Electric Recording)

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(Eastmancolor)

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1.37 : 1
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'Byran Forbes' wrote the part of Knocker White for Richard Attenborough. See more »

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Greensleeves
(uncredited)
Traditional English ballad
Heard when the Marshal first comes aboard ship
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INNOCENT SHENANIGANS.
21 July 2001 | by (stockholm, sweden) – See all my reviews

The Baby and The Battleship is one of those movies that can be instantly forgotten about as soon as the end credits roll. It is an innocent film for an innocent audience - no blood, no gore, no violence, no profanity, no sex, no anything much. Still, it is worth a look, if only to spot some famous names in the days of their relative youth - Richard Attenborough, John Mills, John Le Mesurier, et.al. Not great nor terribly funny but it does have a few light-hearted moments that warm the heart.


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