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The Bulldog Breed (1960)

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The weak story in The Bulldog Breed is an excuse to tie together a long series of funny episodes, slapstick incidents, and absurd situations. What does bring everything into a certain unity is the comic character type created by Norman Wisdom, an inept, likeable loser whose efforts to succeed against all odds somehow bumble through to final triumph. Playing Norman Puckle in this romp, he is heartbroken after being scorned by an unattainable blond and fails at a suicide attempt, only to end up in the Navy. Bungling most of his work there, he is surprised to discover that he has been chosen by the admiral to be the first man the Navy sends into space. This time, Norman's losing streak is up against a formidable phalanx of expertise -- what could possibly go wrong? ~ Eleanor Mannikka, Rovimore
Rating: Unrated
Genre: Comedy
Directed By:
On DVD: Mar 17, 2009
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Cast

Norman Wisdom
as Norman Puckle
Ian Hunter
as Adm. Sir Bryanston B...
David Lodge
as CPO Knowles
Robert Urquhart
as Cmdr. Clayton
Edward Chapman
as Mr. Philpots
Eddie Byrne
as PO Fikins
Peter Jones
as Instructor
John Le Mesurier
as Prosecution
Liz Fraser
as Naafi Girl
Brian Oulton
as Mr. Ainsworth
Joe Robinson
as Greenfield
Claire Gordon
as Girl on Yacht
Leonard Sachs
as Yachtsman
Julie Shearing
as Polynesian Girl
Glyn Houston
as Gym Instructor
Frank Williams
as Mr Caruthers
Michael Caine
as Sailor (uncredited)
Oliver Reed
as Tough youth (uncredi...
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