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It was not till i looked at the entries for this film and Sailor Beware that my suspicions were confirmed,that this film was a remake of Sailor Beware.Albeit that the plot has been changed ever so slightly.Even Cyril Smith plays the same role as in the original.The problem is that if you have seen the original then unfortunately there is not a great deal of point in watching this film as it is inferior in most ways.The cast is not as good and the funny lines are few and far between.Dennis Price has star billing but is only present for about 10 minutes.The cast tries its best but it has to be said that Marjorie Rhodes is no match for the original battle axe,Peggy Mount.It is difficult to understand why Hammer lurched out of horror to make this film.Maybe it shows the straits to which the film industry had fallen at this moment in time.
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How many other Hammer films have yet to receive a single IMDb comment--until now, of course? Not many I'll reckon, and we must, naturally, thank the ever wonderful TCM for this one. Hammer didn't produce many comedies, and after you watch Watch It, Sailor! you'll probably be grateful they didn't. Directed by Wolf Rilla, whose 1960 effort Village of the Damned remains a horror classic, the film headlines Dennis Price as a Royal Navy officer who intrudes into a pending wedding ceremony involving one of his sailors. Though the 'star' of the film, Price doesn't even make an appearance until almost half way through the proceedings! Watch It Sailor! is a mediocre but inoffensive comedy of errors with lots of familiar faces, including Frankie Howerd (enjoying himself as a rather twitchy church organist) and Irene Handl as a spinster aunt. Pleasant enough, but you will completely forget about it as soon as it's over.
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