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Watch Your Stern (1960)

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

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Ordinary Seaman Blissworth
Eric Barker ...
Capt. David Foster
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Lt. Cmdr. Bill Fanshawe
Joan Sims ...
Ann Foster
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Adm. Sir Humphrey Pettigrew
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Agatha Potter
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Ranjid - Civilian Electrician #1
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Civilian Electrician #2
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Chief Petty Officer Mundy
David Lodge ...
Security sergeant
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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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September 1960 (UK)  »

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A torpedó visszalő  »

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Boxer Freddie Mills filmed material playing a dockyard worker; the scenes were removed during editing. See more »

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On the refrigeration plans, the word is misspelled "refridgeration". See more »

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On the Road to Mandalay
Lyrics by Rudyard Kipling and music by Oley Speaks
Sung by a sailor
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Something About A Sailor
21 December 2016 | by (United Kingdom) – See all my reviews

This is not a Carry On film but it does feature a lot of the regulars but also has less of the innuendo as well.

A naval ship are testing a new experimental torpedo but the top secret plans get accidentally destroyed so the crew have a scheme to sneak in another copy before the Admiral comes into inspect them with Doctor Potter, the top scientist.

Kenneth Connor gets the bulk of the screen time as he dons several disguises to get his hands on the plan. This is a gentle but dated comedy very reminiscent of those early black and white Carry On films but I never found it more than mildly amusing and nothing much stands out as most of the cast apart from Connor are playing it straight even Sid James.

The is an odd cameo from Eric Sykes and Spike Milligan with Milligan playing a comedy Indian character which is very much of its time. What is not of its time is the top scientist turns out to be female.


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