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We Joined the Navy -- This is the story of the riotous, romantic, exciting, astonishing and highly entertaining adventures of Lt Commander Badger, RN. An exceptionally likeable fellow, the Badger has one besetting sin, a shining honesty.


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Writers (WGA):
John Winton (novel)
Howard Dimsdale (screenplay) (originally as Arthur Dales)
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Release Date:
December 1962 (UK) See more »
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Kenneth More ... Lt. Cmdr. Robert Badger

Lloyd Nolan ... Vice Admiral Ryan

Joan O'Brien ... Lt. Carol Blair

Mischa Auer ... Colonel & President
Jeremy Lloyd ... Dewberry Jr.

Dinsdale Landen ... Bowles

Derek Fowlds ... Carson
Denise Warren ... Collette

John Le Mesurier ... George Dewberry Sr.
Lally Bowers ... Mrs. Cynthia Dewberry, his wife
Laurence Naismith ... Admiral Blake
Andrew Cruickshank ... Admiral Filmer
Walter Fitzgerald ... Admiral Thomas

John Phillips ... Rear Admiral
Ronald Leigh-Hunt ... Commander Royal Navy
Arthur Lovegrove ... CPO Froud
Brian Wilde ... Petty Officer Gilors
Paul Maxwell ... Cmdr. Spelling, USN
Nicholas Stuart ... Cmdr. Hurley, USN
Sean Kelly ... Sinjett
Alexis Kanner ... Gerrit

Robin Hawdon ... Williams
John Barrard ... Consul
Esma Cannon ... Consul's Wife
Kenneth Griffith ... Orator
Marie France ... Francoise
Michael Kilgarriff ... Cafe proprietor

Warren Mitchell ... 'Honest' Marcel
Robert Nichols ... Bill
Neil McCarthy ... Sergeant
Tutte Lemkow ... Corporal
Hank ... 'Albert' the Dog
rest of cast listed alphabetically:

Wanda Ventham ... Dartmouth Girl
Michael Bentine ... Man (uncredited)

Rodney Bewes ... Recruitment interviewee (uncredited)

Dirk Bogarde ... Dr. Simon Sparrow (uncredited)
Peter Brace ... Leather Jacket Rebel (uncredited)
Pauline Chamberlain ... Woman in Crowd (uncredited)

Graham Crowden ... (uncredited)
Sidney James ... Dance Instructor (uncredited)

Richard Vernon ... (uncredited)

David Warner ... Sailor painting ship (uncredited)

Directed by
Wendy Toye 
Writing credits
John Winton (novel)

Howard Dimsdale (screenplay) originally as Arthur Dales

Produced by
Daniel M. Angel .... producer
Vivian Cox .... associate producer
Original Music by
Ron Grainer 
Cinematography by
Otto Heller 
Film Editing by
Richard Best 
Casting by
G.B. Walker 
Art Direction by
John Howell 
Costume Design by
Julie Harris 
Makeup Department
Betty Glasow .... hair stylist
George Partleton .... makeup artist
Production Management
Victor Peck .... production manager
Second Unit Director or Assistant Director
David Tomblin .... assistant director
Derek Parr .... second assistant director (uncredited)
Bernard Williams .... third assistant director (uncredited)
Art Department
Alan Tomkins .... draughtsman (uncredited)
Sound Department
Norman Coggs .... sound recordist
Charles Crafford .... sound editor
A.W. Lumkin .... recording director
Len Shilton .... sound recordist
Harry Raynham .... sound camera operator (uncredited)
Tommy Staples .... boom operator (uncredited)
Camera and Electrical Department
Gerry Turpin .... camera operator
John Crawford .... focus puller (uncredited)
Bernard Ford .... focus puller (uncredited)
George Higgins .... still photographer (uncredited)
Music Department
Muir Mathieson .... conductor
Other crew
Jim Baker .... title designer
Shirley Barnes .... continuity
Tommy Linden .... choreographer
Joan Parcell .... production secretary (uncredited)
Crew believed to be complete

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Additional Details

Also Known As:
"We Are in the Navy Now" - USA (TV title)
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105 min
Color (Eastmancolor)
Aspect Ratio:
2.35 : 1 See more »
Sound Mix:
Finland:S | UK:U | UK:PG (DVD)

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7 out of 17 people found the following review useful.
They don't make 'em like this any more..., 8 March 2004
Author: drella666 from Bangkok

What an extraordinary cast! Two of the Doctor In The House mob (More and Bogarde), two future Basil Brush sidemen (Fowlds and a blink-and-you'll-miss-him Rodney Bewes), Sergeant Wilson from Dad's Army, Alf Garnett, Captain Beaky, an ex-Goon, Barraclough from Porridge, Slartibartfast, the old bloke from Waiting For God, the even older bloke from Dr Finlay's Casebook, the old woman from The Rag Trade and that mad French-Russian bloke who was in Hellzapoppin and things (Mischa Auer).

Pity the movie's a bit lame. Thurdsday afternoon viewing at its ultimate.

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