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True as a Turtle (1957)

Newlywed Tony Hudson offers his young wife Jane a cruise on a yacht as a honeymoon trip. Although Jane suffers from chronic seasickness, she accepts and one day they go on board the Turtle,... See full summary »

Director:

Wendy Toye

Writers:

John Coates (novel), John Coates (screenplay) | 2 more credits »
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Nominated for 2 BAFTA Film Awards. See more awards »

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Cast

Cast overview:
John Gregson ... Tony Hudson
Cecil Parker ... Dudley Partridge
June Thorburn ... Jane Hudson
Keith Michell ... Harry Bell
Elvi Hale Elvi Hale ... Ann
Avice Landone ... Valerie Partridge
Jacques B. Brunius Jacques B. Brunius ... Monsieur Charbonnier
Gabrielle Brune Gabrielle Brune ... Mary
Charles Clay Charles Clay ... Sir Harold Brazier
Betty Stockfeld ... Lady Brazier
Michael E. Briant Michael E. Briant ... Paul
Pauline Drewett Pauline Drewett ... Susan
John Harvey John Harvey ... First Officer
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Newlywed Tony Hudson offers his young wife Jane a cruise on a yacht as a honeymoon trip. Although Jane suffers from chronic seasickness, she accepts and one day they go on board the Turtle, a fine yacht owned by an industrialist friend, Dudly Partridge. A lot of misadventures await them before they finally reach the French harbor of Dinard... Written by Guy Bellinger

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Comedy

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Country:

UK

Language:

English

Release Date:

February 1957 (UK) See more »

Also Known As:

Plain Sailing See more »

Company Credits

Production Co:

The Rank Organisation See more »
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Technical Specs

Sound Mix:

Mono

Color:

Color (Eastmancolor)

Aspect Ratio:

1.66 : 1
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Trivia

Film debut of Keith Michell. See more »

Soundtracks

Willie the Whistler
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Music by Robert Farnon
Chappell Recorded Music Library
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Surprisingly uncliched - NOT ****ers Away!
14 March 2003 | by marietta20See all my reviews

First off - the colour was definitely faded and strange. I can see why someone thought it was colorized. But this didn't detract.

Seeing that it was an English comedy from this era about sailing, I anticipated "Carry-On type" cliches and stereotypes but was pleasantly surprised. A tiny bit of mystery, a bit of romance and a lot of authentic slogging around deck ...a pretty true picture of the "glamour of life on a sailing yacht". Lovely touches like the captain's wife and her tea no matter how dire the situation. A fun trip.


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