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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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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

Opening credits: All characters and events in this film are fictitious. Any similarity to actual events or persons, living or dead, is purely coincidental. 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 »

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

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Norman at his Best
27 July 1999 | by Welly-2See all my reviews

As time passes, the warmth and innocence of Norman Wisdom films becomes a rarer and rarer treat. This is one of his best and includes all of the trade-mark ingredients. The scene where Norman throws the whole crew of a Navy frigate overboard is priceless and the reaction of the supporting cast to Norman throughout the film is as worth watching as the man himself. If you like the predictable, honest and gentle humour of the black and white Ealing era then this is one of the best.


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