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The Baby and the Battleship (1956)

Not Rated | | Comedy | 1 February 1957 (Ireland)
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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Knocker White
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Marshal (as Andre Morell)
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Prof. Evans
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Capt. Hugh
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Cmdr. Geoffrey Digby
Harry Locke ...
CPO Blades
Michael Howard ...
Joe
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Sails
Thorley Walters ...
Lt. Setley
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Master-at-Arms
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Maria Vespucci
Cyril Raymond ...
P.M.O.
Harold Siddons ...
Whiskers
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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 {J-26}

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

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Comedy

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1 February 1957 (Ireland)  »

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Beba na brodu  »

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(Western Electric Recording)

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George Cole and Jon Pertwee were originally planned to star, until Cole left his contract, which resulted in different stars being sought. See more »

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Annie Laurie
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Traditional Scottish tune
Original lyrics by William Douglas, modified lyrics by Lady John Scott
Sung by a sailor returning to the ship
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INNOCENT SHENANIGANS.
21 July 2001 | by 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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