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Navy Lark (1959)

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Director Gordon Parry's last two films were the 1959 Friends and Neighbors and this so-so, slapstick comedy about a zany naval base on an island just off the southern coast of Britain. Not having a whole lot to do, the klutzy commander (Cecil Parker), a womanizing second officer (Leslie Phillips) and just about everyone else are making money by smuggling and other sub rosa, shady activities. When this motley crew gets word that the powers-that-be want to shut down the base and transfer them to other posts, they start to invent all the reasons they can for remaining where they are. They get deeper and deeper into their deceptions until they are ready to stage a fake revolution with the collusion of the civilian islanders. ~ Eleanor Mannikka, Rovi
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Cast

Cecil Parker
as Cmdr. Stanton
Ronald Shiner
as Chief Petty Officer Banyard
Leslie Phillips
as Lt. Pouter
Elvi Hale
as Leading WREN Heather
Nicholas Phipps
as Capt. Povey
Cardew Robinson
as Lt. Binns
Gordon Jackson
as Leading Seaman Johnson
Harold Kasket
as Gaston Higgins
Hattie Jacques
as Fortune Teller
Richard Coleman
as Lt. Bates R.N.
Llewellyn Rees
as Adm. Troutbridge
Clive Morton
as Rear Admiral
Gordon Harris
as Group Captain
Gordon Whiting
as Commander
Tom Gill
as Naval Commander
Walter Hudd
as Naval Captain
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