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Double Bunk (1961)

Not Rated | | Comedy | 4 June 1963 (Sweden)
When newlyweds Jack and Peggy face eviction, they are tricked into buying a rundown houseboat. After rebuilding the engine, they take their friends Sid and Sandra on a trip down the river ... See full summary »
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Cast

Cast overview, first billed only:
Ian Carmichael ... Jack
Janette Scott ... Peggy
Sidney James ... Sid
Liz Fraser ... Sandra
Dennis Price ... Watson
Reginald Beckwith Reginald Beckwith ... Harper
Irene Handl ... Mrs. Harper
Noel Purcell ... O'Malley
Naunton Wayne ... 1st Thames Conservancy Officer
Bill Shine ... 2nd Thames Conservancy Officer
Michael Shepley ... Granville-Carter
Toby Perkins Toby Perkins ... Pukka Type
Miles Malleson ... Rev. Thomas
Jacques Cey Jacques Cey ... French Official
Hedger Wallace Hedger Wallace ... 1st River Policeman
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When newlyweds Jack and Peggy face eviction, they are tricked into buying a rundown houseboat. After rebuilding the engine, they take their friends Sid and Sandra on a trip down the river to Folkestone, but somehow they end up in France with no fuel and supplies and must resort to desperate actions to return home. Written by mike.wilson6@btinternet.com

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Certificate:

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Country:

UK

Language:

English

Release Date:

4 June 1963 (Sweden) See more »

Also Known As:

Das Hausboot See more »

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Technical Specs

Sound Mix:

Mono (RCA)

Aspect Ratio:

1.66 : 1
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Trivia

Noel Purcell, Naunton Wayne, Reginald Beckwith, and Irene Handl all receive 'Guest Stars' credits. See more »

Quotes

Jack: Can you cook?
Sid: Are you kidding? I can't even boil water.
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Crazy Credits

"Ron and Eth (as Eff)" receive a final credit, but not the actors who voiced them. See more »

Connections

Featured in Talkies: Liz Fraser Presents... Double Bunk (2016) See more »

Soundtracks

A Life on the Ocean Wave
(uncredited)
Lyrics by Epes Sargent and music by Henry Russell
Sung by Jack (Ian Carmichael)
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A much underrated black & white comedy of the early 60s
10 September 2006 | by philharveSee all my reviews

I bought the DVD of "Double Bunk" in a sale more out of curiosity than anything else. I like the early black & white comedies of the 50s and 60s starring Ian Carmichael and Dennis Price, such as 'School for Scoundrels', 'I'm All Right Jack', 'Privates Progress' and 'Lucky Jim' in which Ian played more or less the same hapless character who gets lucky in the end. I also like the early Carry Ons such as 'Sergeant', 'Cabby' and 'Regardless'. 'Double Bunk' is like a marriage of the two because several of the Carry On team appear in this comedy about a young couple who buy a rundown houseboat moored in the Thames but soon find themselves crossing the Channel in a fog and landing in France. Less than 24hrs later they are in a race back home after stealing fuel from their competitor's powerful motor launch captained by Dennis Price. The scenes of these two large boats racing up the narrow section of the Thames and creating havoc with smaller sailing boats as well as producing a massive wake that floods the banks and half drowning fishermen out for a quiet days fishing is unique in cinematic history. I can't imagine such as stunt being repeated today. I last saw this film when it first appeared in the cinema when I was still at school. I had forgotten the plot but not song which introduces the film. I'ts called "Double Bunk' (what a surprise!) and is sung by - you'd never guess - Sid James and Liz Frazer who figure prominently in this very well made film. The film has a cast of characters whose faces are immediately recognisable. To see who they are you must watch the DVD. I found it enjoyable to see it again after 45 years. I look forward to seeing it again and again.


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