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True as a Turtle (1957)

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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Tony Hudson
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Dudley Partridge
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Jane Hudson
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Harry Bell
Elvi Hale ...
Ann
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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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Film debut of Keith Michell. See more »

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Surprisingly uncliched - NOT ****ers Away!
14 March 2003 | by (Australia) – See all my reviews

First off - the colour was definitely faded and strange. I can see why someone thought it was colorized. But this didn't detract.

Seeing that it was an English comedy from this era about sailing, I anticipated "Carry-On type" cliches and stereotypes but was pleasantly surprised. A tiny bit of mystery, a bit of romance and a lot of authentic slogging around deck ...a pretty true picture of the "glamour of life on a sailing yacht". Lovely touches like the captain's wife and her tea no matter how dire the situation. A fun trip.


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