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Watch Your Stern (1960)

 |  Comedy  |  September 1960 (UK)
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When the details of a secret torpedo are destroyed by an incompetent seaman, the crew of the ship rally round, when the Admiral needs the plans to show to a visiting scientist.

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Cast

Cast overview, first billed only:
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Ordinary Seaman Blissworth
Eric Barker ...
Capt. David Foster
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Lt. Cmdr. Bill Fanshawe
Joan Sims ...
Noel Purcell ...
Adm. Sir Humphrey Pettigrew
Hattie Jacques ...
Agatha Potter
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Ranjid - Civilian electrician #1
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Civilian electrician #2
Sidney James ...
Chief Petty Officer Mundy
David Lodge ...
Security sergeant
Victor Maddern ...
Sailor fishing for bike
Ed Devereaux ...
Cmdr. Phillips
Robin Ray ...
Flag lieutenant (aide to the admiral)
George Street ...
Second Security Guard
Peter Howell ...
Admiral's secretary
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When the details of a secret torpedo are destroyed by an incompetent seaman, the crew of the ship rally round, when the Admiral needs the plans to show to a visiting scientist.

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External location scenes
15 June 2007 | by (Medway Towns, United Kingdom) – See all my reviews

Some of the external location scenes for this film, were shot at the then H.M. Dockyard, Chatham, when it was still a working Naval Dockyard. The Dockyard is now closed, but the historical part, which includes the Main Gatehouse seen in the film, is open to the public. The gatehouse has featured in a number of TV programmes and films. In one film, 'Let Him Have It', which told the story of Derek Bentley, the Gatehouse was used to depict the entrance to the prison, where Bentley was held prior to his execution. Other parts of the Dockyard used includes the Admirals Offices, which was used in the first series of the British TV series 'Cats Eyes', filmed in the early 1980's, which starred Jill Gascoigne and Leslie Ash.


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