Up the Creek

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Up the Creek is a mirthsome remake of the classic Will Hay comedy Oh, Mr. Porter (1937). Whereas the Hay film concerned an inept railroad stationmaster, the hero of the remake, Lt. Fairweather David Tomlinson, is an inept naval officer. Transferred to the HMS Berkeley, a decrepit WW2-vintage destroyer where he can do the least amount of damage, Fairweather teams up with his new bosun Peter Sellers for a variety of slightly larcenous money-making schemes. Things come to an uproarious conclusion when the admiralty shows up for an inspection of the Berkeley. Surprisingly, Up the Creek was filmed with full permission of the Royal Navy. ~ Hal Erickson, Rovi

Cast

David Tomlinson
as Lieutenant Fairweather
Peter Sellers
as Chief Petty Officer Doherty
Tom Gill
as Flag Lieutenant
Lionel Jeffries
as Steady Barker
Sam Kydd
as Bates
Frank Pettingell
as Stationmaster
Donald Bisset
as Farm Laborer
Patrick Cargill
as Commander
Peter Coke
as Cmdr. Price
Basil Dignam
as Coombes
Leonard Fenton
as Policeman
Jack McNaughton
as Regulating Petty Officer
Michael Ripper
as Decorator
Larry Noble
as Chief Petty Officer
Barry Lowe
as Webster
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