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The Bulldog Breed (1960)

When he is crossed in love, grocers assistant Norman Puckle joins the Navy, where he is recruited to man the first British rocket.

Director:

Robert Asher

Writers:

Jack Davies (original screenplay), Henry Blyth (original screenplay) | 1 more credit »
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Cast

Cast overview, first billed only:
Norman Wisdom ... Norman Puckle
Ian Hunter ... Adm. Sir Bryanston Blyth
David Lodge ... CPO Knowles
Robert Urquhart Robert Urquhart ... Cmdr. Clayton
Edward Chapman ... Mr. Philpots
Eddie Byrne ... PO Filkins
Peter Jones ... Diving Instructor
John Le Mesurier ... Prosecuting Counsel
Terence Alexander ... Defending Counsel
Sydney Tafler Sydney Tafler ... Speedboat Owner
Brian Oulton ... Bert Ainsworth
Harold Goodwin ... Streaky Hopkinson
Johnny Briggs ... Johnny Nolan
Frank Williams ... Mr Carruthers
Joe Robinson ... Tall Sailor
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Storyline

When he is crossed in love, grocers assistant Norman Puckle joins the Navy, where he is recruited to man the first British rocket.

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From the Army's Funniest Private in "The Square Peg" - To the Navy's Most Riotous Seaman!

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Comedy

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Details

Country:

UK

Language:

English

Release Date:

23 December 1960 (Ireland) See more »

Also Known As:

Die Rakete zur flotten Puppe See more »

Company Credits

Production Co:

The Rank Organisation See more »
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Sound Mix:

Mono

Aspect Ratio:

1.66 : 1
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Trivia

At the beginning of the film during the cinema scene a young Michael Caine and Oliver Reed can be spotted playing very small parts. See more »

Goofs

When Puckle views the Earth from the spaceship (c. 128 minutes), he sees lines of latitude and longitude and countries marked in various colours, just as an inflatable plastic globe atlas usually has. See more »

Crazy Credits

'Bosun' - the bulldog in opening credits See more »

Connections

Referenced in The Golden Gong (1985) See more »

Soundtracks

What Shall We Do With A Drunken Sailor
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Sung by Norman Wisdom
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Norman Wisdom
16 February 2007 | by corrdepotSee all my reviews

I think the talent of Norman Wisdom has it's own unique quality.

There is only one Norman Wisdom and that is what some believe is a disadvantage because he seems to play the same character in all his films, to others this is good and of great entertainment.

Have been watching his films since I was a child up to present day, they never fail to make me laugh, no matter how many times I see them.

There seems to be a split amongst some about the talents & films of Norman Wisdom, they either hate him or love him. Personally I love him.

Our Norman is in his 90s now. I wish him continued long life and long may be reign.

From

Chiang Mai, Thailand


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