Based on the Stephen Potter "One Upmanship" and "Lifemanship" books, Henry Palfrey tries hard to impress but always loses out to the rotter Delauney. Then he discovers the Lifeman college ... See full summary »
The San Demetrio of the title is a British merchant ship in an Atlantic convoy in 1940. Disabled and left to the mercy of patrolling U-boats the crew must keep her afloat and out of harms ... See full summary »
Opening credits prologue: Great Britain's Colonies are known to be the outposts of her Empire. They are reputed also to be the outposts of dressing for dinner, reading "The Times", cricket, and afternoon tea. But Britons find time to spare from these delights to grapple with the responsibilities of Colonial Administration. Especially are these responsibilities grave in a Colony which is a Naval Base as well. This film tells of a mythical Colony of this kind during Britain's recent Labour régime. See more »
What about you having any fun?
Depends how you mean. Back in Samuel Street there was many a time when I thought 'Why the hell don't they do this that or the other?' And now by God I'm them. If I can do just one tenth of the things I cursed them for not doing, well that's my fun...
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