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Double Bunk (1961)

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 ... See full summary »
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Jack
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Peggy
Sidney James ...
Sid
Liz Fraser ...
Sandra
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Watson
Reginald Beckwith ...
Harper
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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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Naunton Wayne's last film See more »

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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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Featured in Talkies: Liz Fraser Presents... Double Bunk (2016) See more »

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Double Bunk
Written by Stanley Black, Jack Fishman & Mike Pratt (as Michael Pratt)
Sung by Sidney James and Liz Fraser
Recorded by Decca
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A treat for British comedy fans
13 May 2016 | by (United Kingdom) – See all my reviews

What a great little film this is! It's a British comedy starring various alumni from the CARRY ON franchise, and one which takes place almost entirely on a houseboat. The film stars the hardworking Ian Carmichael and the elfin Janette Scott as a newlywed couple who through various machinations of the plot decide to go on a short cruise with a friend and his girlfriend; the usual hijinks and hilarity ensue.

Films like DOUBLE BUNK seem to get by on their effortless charm and genuine humour. Certainly there are a few saucy moments here, but the film for the most part belongs to an earlier, cleaner time in which the laughs feel unforced and entirely natural. And when your film is chock full of seasoned comic performers as it is here, it's hard to go wrong.

Inevitably for a film with Sid James in a leading role, he ends up stealing all of the best bits. You can rely on Sid, and he doesn't disappoint. Scott is saddled with a fairly dull 'straight' role although she does have a few good moments - and check out those shorts!

  • but the best female performance comes from Liz Fraser, playing your


usual sex siren. Here, she's a striptease artist, and as well as being breathtakingly gorgeous she's very funny too.

The supporting cast is exemplary. Dennis Price essays the caddish role with ease, while Naunton Wayne's cameo was to be his last performance. Watch out for Miles Malleson as a fishing vicar, and another nice cameo from Irene Handl, who seems to spend all of her screen time in the kitchen! There's plenty of slapstick humour here, and it all holds together very nicely. I think that as a film, DOUBLE BUNK certainly holds its own against the CARRY ONs of the era.


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