Dr. Tony Burke (Leslie Phillips) is in love with Ophelia O'Brien (Angela Scoular), but doesn't have time to propose to her as she leaves for a cruise to the Mediterranean. Also, on-board the cruise ship is an old school chum of Burke's who plays "Dr. Dare" on a very popular television series, and to whom women flock. Burke decides to join the cruise, but is first apprehended as a stowaway, and then becomes the Captain's steward. For Burke, trying to talk to Ophelia is a hard enough task, but he meets some funny characters on-board, such as a pools winner, and a very stubborn Captain.
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Did You Know?
By the time this movie was filmed, James Robertson Justice
had suffered a bad stroke. It was intended for him to play Sir Lancelot Spratt and his brother, Captain George Spratt, but he was far too ill to do much. Producer Betty E. Box
and Director Ralph Thomas
kept what he had completed in the movie and paid him for both parts, saying he deserved it for his loyal service. See more
To avoid an 'X' certificate the original UK cinema version was cut by the BBFC to remove some nudity and shots of a topless Angela Scoular
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Follows Doctor in the House