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We Joined the Navy (1962)

Not Rated | | Comedy, Romance | 22 November 1962 (UK)
This is the story of the riotous, romantic, exciting, astonishing and highly entertaining adventures of Lieutenant Commander "Bodger" Badger, R.N. (Kenneth More). An exceptionally likeable fellow, the Badger has one besetting sin, a shining honesty.

Director:

Wendy Toye

Writers:

Howard Dimsdale (screenplay by), John Winton (based on the novel by)
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Cast overview, first billed only:
Kenneth More ... Lieutenant Commander 'Bodger' Badger
Lloyd Nolan ... Ryan
Joan O'Brien ... Carol
Mischa Auer ... Colonel & President
Jeremy Lloyd ... The Midshipman / Dewberry
Dinsdale Landen ... The Midshipman / Bowles
Derek Fowlds ... The Midshipman / Carson
Denise Warren Denise Warren ... Collette
John Le Mesurier ... Dewberry Sr.
Lally Bowers ... Mrs. Dewberry
Laurence Naismith ... Admiral Blake
Andrew Cruickshank Andrew Cruickshank ... Admiral Filmer
Walter Fitzgerald ... Admiral Thomas
John Phillips ... Rear Admiral
Ronald Leigh-Hunt ... Commander R.N.
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This is the story of the riotous, romantic, exciting, astonishing and highly entertaining adventures of Lieutenant Commander "Bodger" Badger, R.N. (Kenneth More). An exceptionally likeable fellow, the Badger has one besetting sin, a shining honesty.

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navy | based on novel | See All (2) »

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The comedy RIOT of the SEASON!!

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Comedy | Romance

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Trivia

Sir Dirk Bogarde's character Dr. Simon Sparrow is the same character he played in Doctor at Large (1957), and other "Doctor" movies. See more »

Quotes

Lt. Cmdr. Robert Badger: I gathered you all together on your first evening to give you some idea of what we intend to do with you at Dartmouth. We expect you to become officers in a service of which we are all very proud. You will learn how to be leaders; to make decisions; to take responsibility. Now all this, I know, may sound rather forbidding. But remember this: if you're always sincere, always do your best according to your lights, mean what you say and stick to it whatever the consequences, then there'll always ...
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Referenced in The Human Jungle: Struggle for a Mind (1964) See more »

Soundtracks

Anchors Aweigh
(uncredited)
Music by Charles A. Zimmerman, lyrics by Alfred Hart Miles
Whistled during the rescue scene and played by a USN band at the last scene
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They don't make 'em like this any more...
8 March 2004 | by drella666See all my reviews

What an extraordinary cast! Two of the Doctor In The House mob (More and Bogarde), two future Basil Brush sidemen (Fowlds and a blink-and-you'll-miss-him Rodney Bewes), Sergeant Wilson from Dad's Army, Alf Garnett, Captain Beaky, an ex-Goon, Barraclough from Porridge, Slartibartfast, the old bloke from Waiting For God, the even older bloke from Dr Finlay's Casebook, the old woman from The Rag Trade and that mad French-Russian bloke who was in Hellzapoppin and things (Mischa Auer).

Pity the movie's a bit lame. Thurdsday afternoon viewing at its ultimate.


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Country:

UK

Language:

English | French

Release Date:

22 November 1962 (UK) See more »

Also Known As:

We Are in the Navy Now See more »

Filming Locations:

Dartmouth, Devon, England, UK See more »

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Sound Mix:

Mono

Color:

Color (Colour by) (Eastmancolor)

Aspect Ratio:

2.35 : 1
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