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Cast

Cast overview, first billed only:
Ian Carmichael ...
Jack
Janette Scott ...
Peggy
Sidney James ...
Sid
Liz Fraser ...
Sandra
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Watson
Reginald Beckwith ...
Harper
Irene Handl ...
Mrs. Harper
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O'Malley
Naunton Wayne ...
1st Thames Conservancy Officer
Bill Shine ...
2nd Thames Conservancy Officer
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Granville-Carter
Toby Perkins ...
Pukka Type
Miles Malleson ...
Reverend Thomas
Jacques Cey ...
French Official
Hedger Wallace ...
1st River Policeman
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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 »

Quotes

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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Ron & Eff have micro bit Parts
17 December 2015 | by (United Kingdom) – See all my reviews

When I was in hospital in 1957 my bed radio played the comedy "Take it from Here" in which a couple named "Ron" (Wallis Eaton) and "Eff" (June Whitfield) were featured.The producers of Double Bunk (1961) worked these two radio characters into the screenplay twice by portraying them hidden in a punt with a canvas cover over them so that the viewer could retain the mental image of them that they had "seen in their mind's eye" from the radio comedy which I believe Frank Muir & Dennis Norden had written.Another character I recognised from my youth was Gerald Campion who played "Billy Bunter" from the BBC TV children's programme of the 1950s.If you have followed the career of Naunton Wayne he makes a rare solo appearance, minus Basil Radford, playing a harbour master who is side-tracked by the ample charms of a young Liz Fraser.Also on display is comedienne Irene Handel playing a frumpy wife of the previous owners of the houseboat from whom Ian Carmichael & Janette Scott newly weds have purchased it in lieu of a house.In early post war Britain couples had a hard job finding marital accommodation because of blitzed buildings and general strict financial circumstances.The other reviewers have adequately commented on the plot of this very British comedy where each well known actor/actress plays well trodden & familiar roles known by a British audience.

The uppermost question occurred to me watching this film on www.IMDb.com was surely one has to show proficiency by the marine equivalent of the driving test before you can be let loose on the river.But of course the resulting slapstick forms the basis of the film comedy.


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