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The Bulldog Breed (1960)

 -  Comedy  -  24 April 1961 (Sweden)
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When he is crossed in love, grocers assistant Norman Puckle joins the Navy, where he is recruited to man the first British rocket.

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Cast

Cast overview, first billed only:
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Norman Puckle
Ian Hunter ...
Adm. Sir Bryanston Blyth
David Lodge ...
CPO Knowles
Robert Urquhart ...
Cmdr. Clayton
Edward Chapman ...
Mr. Philpots
Eddie Byrne ...
PO Filkins
Peter Jones ...
Diving instructor
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Prosecuting counsel
Terence Alexander ...
Defending counsel
Sydney Tafler ...
Speedboat owner
Brian Oulton ...
Bert Ainsworth (cinema manager)
Harold Goodwin ...
Streaky Hopkinson
Johnny Briggs ...
Johnny Nolan
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Mr Carruthers
Joe Robinson ...
Tall sailor
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When he is crossed in love, grocers assistant Norman Puckle joins the Navy, where he is recruited to man the first British rocket.

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Die Rakete zur flotten Puppe  »

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A film poster shows the name "Normana Sapienza" - a feminized, Italianized version of the name of the star, Norman Wisdom. See more »

Goofs

When Puckle views the Earth from the spaceship (c. 128 minutes) he sees lines of latitude and longitude, and countries marked in various colours, just as an inflatable plastic globe atlas usually has. See more »

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Bosun the bulldog See more »

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What Shall We Do With A Drunken Sailor
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Traditional
Sung by Norman Wisdom
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Norman at his Best
27 July 1999 | by (England) – See all my reviews

As time passes, the warmth and innocence of Norman Wisdom films becomes a rarer and rarer treat. This is one of his best and includes all of the trade-mark ingredients. The scene where Norman throws the whole crew of a Navy frigate overboard is priceless and the reaction of the supporting cast to Norman throughout the film is as worth watching as the man himself. If you like the predictable, honest and gentle humour of the black and white Ealing era then this is one of the best.


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