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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.

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Cast overview, first billed only:
... Norman Puckle
... Adm. Sir Bryanston Blyth
... CPO Knowles
... Cmdr. Clayton
... Mr. Philpots
... PO Filkins
... Diving Instructor
... Prosecuting Counsel
Terence Alexander ... Defending Counsel
Sydney Tafler ... Speedboat Owner
... Bert Ainsworth
... Streaky Hopkinson
... Johnny Nolan
... Mr Carruthers
... Tall Sailor
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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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23 December 1960 (Ireland)  »

Also Known As:

Die Rakete zur flotten Puppe  »

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A film poster shows the name "Normana Sapienza" - a feminized, Italianized version of the name of the star, Norman Wisdom. 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 »

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

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Featured in Mike Baldwin & Me (2001) See more »

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Mutiny of Moviewatchers
3 December 2006 | by See all my reviews

I swore I would never watch another Norman Wisdom movie. They are all much the same and any are a waste of time — unless your standards for amusement are dangerously low.

In this one, he is tricked into joining the Navy, apparently only because the filmmakers had a deal with a real ship and its crew. Wisdom is again his standard character: part clueless disaster, part earnest innocent. Again you see his errors creating broad slapstick. He pushes men overboard, for instance. Ho hum.

The odd thing was how many such movies he made. There must have been a market for such a thing in the UK. There's no redeeming value here.

Ted's Evaluation -- 1 of 3: You can find something better to do with this part of your life.


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