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Cast overview, first billed only:
Sidney James ...
Liz Fraser ...
Reginald Beckwith ...
Mrs. Harper
Naunton Wayne ...
1st Thames Conservancy Officer
Bill Shine ...
2nd Thames Conservancy Officer
Toby Perkins ...
Pukka Type
Miles Malleson ...
Reverend Thomas
Jacques Cey ...
French Official
Hedger Wallace ...
1st River Policeman


When newly weds Jack and Peggy face eviction, they are tricked into buying a run down houseboat. After rebuilding the engine, they take their friends Sid and Sandra, on a local trip down the river to Folkestone, but somehow they end up in France, and with no fuel and supplies, they resort to desperate actions to get back home. Written by mike.wilson6@btinternet.com

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4 June 1963 (Sweden)  »

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Das Hausboot  »

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Naunton Wayne's last film See more »


Jack: Can you cook?
Sid: Are you kidding? I can't even boil water.
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"Ron and Eth (as Eff)" receive a final credit, but not the actors who voiced them. See more »


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A Life on the Ocean Wave
Lyrics by Epes Sargent and music by Henry Russell
Sung by Jack (Ian Carmichael)
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A much underrated black & white comedy of the early 60s
10 September 2006 | by (United Kingdom) – See all my reviews

I bought the DVD of "Double Bunk" in a sale more out of curiosity than anything else. I like the early black & white comedies of the 50s and 60s starring Ian Carmichael and Dennis Price, such as 'School for Scoundrels', 'I'm All Right Jack', 'Privates Progress' and 'Lucky Jim' in which Ian played more or less the same hapless character who gets lucky in the end. I also like the early Carry Ons such as 'Sergeant', 'Cabby' and 'Regardless'. 'Double Bunk' is like a marriage of the two because several of the Carry On team appear in this comedy about a young couple who buy a rundown houseboat moored in the Thames but soon find themselves crossing the Channel in a fog and landing in France. Less than 24hrs later they are in a race back home after stealing fuel from their competitor's powerful motor launch captained by Dennis Price. The scenes of these two large boats racing up the narrow section of the Thames and creating havoc with smaller sailing boats as well as producing a massive wake that floods the banks and half drowning fishermen out for a quiet days fishing is unique in cinematic history. I can't imagine such as stunt being repeated today. I last saw this film when it first appeared in the cinema when I was still at school. I had forgotten the plot but not song which introduces the film. I'ts called "Double Bunk' (what a surprise!) and is sung by - you'd never guess - Sid James and Liz Frazer who figure prominently in this very well made film. The film has a cast of characters whose faces are immediately recognisable. To see who they are you must watch the DVD. I found it enjoyable to see it again after 45 years. I look forward to seeing it again and again.

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