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Midshipmaid Gob (1932)

The Midshipmaid (original title)
Sir Percy Newbiggin visits the fleet to find ways to economize Naval expenditures. Daughter Celia tags along, and organizes a morale-boosting show utilizing ship-board talent. Her fiancé shows up, and romantic complications ensue.

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Stafford Dickens (scenario), Ian Hay (play) | 1 more credit »
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Cast

Cast overview:
Jessie Matthews ... Celia Newbiggin
A.W. Baskcomb ... AB Pook
Basil Sydney ... Cmdr. Fosberry
Frederick Kerr ... Sir Percy Newbiggin
Claud Allister ... Chinley
John Mills ... Golightly
Anthony Bushell ... Lt. Valentine
Nigel Bruce ... Maj. Spink
Joyce Kirby Joyce Kirby ... Dora
Wilma Vanne Wilma Vanne ... Cora
Edwin Lawrence Edwin Lawrence ... Tappett
George Zucco ... Lord Dore
Anthony Holles Anthony Holles ... Lt. Kingsford (as Antony Holles)
Archie Glen Archie Glen ... Bundy
John Turnbull ... Officer
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Sir Percy Newbiggin visits the fleet to find ways to economize Naval expenditures. Daughter Celia tags along, and organizes a morale-boosting show utilizing ship-board talent. Her fiancé shows up, and romantic complications ensue.

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Country:

UK

Language:

English

Release Date:

8 December 1932 (UK) See more »

Also Known As:

Midshipmaid Gob See more »

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Mono (British Acoustic)

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1.37 : 1
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Theatrical movie debut of Sir John Mills (Golightly). See more »

Soundtracks

One Little Kiss from You
(uncredited)
Music by Noel Gay
Lyrics by Clifford Grey
Sung by Jessie Matthews
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Early Musical for Jessie Matthews
12 April 2013 | by drednmSee all my reviews

Early starring musical for Jessie Matthews (her 3rd talkie) has her as a politician's daughter who goes aboard a naval vessel with her father to inspect the ship. She meets some officers and ends up in a show.

Nice song "One Little Kiss from You" is sung a few times, and Matthews does another number as part of a sextette. Of course she's in disguise so her crabby father (Frederick Kerr) won't know she's in the show. Slim plot and lack of more music make this one of Matthews' weaker efforts, but she looks great and still displays that pep she was famous for.

The film is probably better remembered for the screen debut of John Mills. Others in the cast include Anthony Bushell, Nigel Bruce, A.W. Baskcomb as Pook, Claud Allister, Basil Sydney, George Zucco, and Joyce Kirby and Wilma Vanne as Dora and Cora the twins.


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