Newlywed Tony Hudson offers his young wife Jane a cruise on a yacht as a honeymoon trip. Although Jane suffers from chronic seasickness, she accepts and one day they go on board the Turtle,... See full summary »

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Nominated for 2 BAFTA Film Awards. See more awards »

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John Gregson ...
Tony Hudson
Cecil Parker ...
Dudley Partridge
June Thorburn ...
Jane Hudson
Keith Michell ...
Harry Bell
Elvi Hale ...
Ann
Avice Landone ...
Valerie Partridge
Jacques B. Brunius ...
Monsieur Charbonnier
Gabrielle Brune ...
Mary
Charles Clay ...
Sir Harold Brazier
Betty Stockfeld ...
Lady Brazier
Michael E. Briant ...
Paul
Pauline Drewett ...
Susan
John Harvey ...
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Newlywed Tony Hudson offers his young wife Jane a cruise on a yacht as a honeymoon trip. Although Jane suffers from chronic seasickness, she accepts and one day they go on board the Turtle, a fine yacht owned by an industrialist friend, Dudly Partridge. A lot of misadventures await them before they finally reach the French harbor of Dinard... Written by Guy Bellinger

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February 1957 (UK)  »

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Plain Sailing  »

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Willie the Whistler
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Music by Robert Farnon
Chappell Recorded Music Library
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A story about a boat and people who are 'nutty' about sailing
21 May 2006 | by (United Kingdom) – See all my reviews

I love this film mainly because of the boat 'Turtle', a real little ship. The incidental music is also very pleasant and fits in well with the sailing theme. The storyline is nearly irrelevant but everybody carries the story off well in fact you could easily believe that the whole film was a dramatised documentary of a weekend sailing trip. There are plenty of good bits of humour and lots of 50's atmosphere to enjoy. I have watched the film at least 30 times over the last 30years and have never got bored with it. I have seen one continuity 'gaff', on the trip across to France the boat changes tack instantly between shots. The best line in the film is when John Gregson explains to his new wife that "Turtle is a proper ship, she sails" when comparing her to a very large luxury motor cruiser. You really do need also to be a sailing nut to really enjoy this film.


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