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Watch Your Stern (1961)

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Based on the play Something About a Sailor by Earle Couttie, this film is a screwball comedy about the British navy. Kenneth Connor is Officer Blissworth, who is an inept bungler of a sailor. With an equally inadequate partner, Captain David Foster (Eric Barker), he loses the plans for modifying an important torpedo during the testing of a prototype for the revised model. They try to cover up their mistake by giving a set of plans to Admiral Sir Humphrey Pettigrew (Noel Purcell) that detail their ship's refrigeration system. The scheme works for awhile, but then the bumblers discover that a female inspector is scheduled to do the testing of the torpedo. ~ Michael Betzold, Rovi

Cast

Kenneth Connor
as Blissworth
Eric Barker
as Capt. David Foster
Leslie Phillips
as Lieutenant Commander Fanshawe
Joan Sims
as Ann Foster
Noel Purcell
as Adm. Sir Humphrey Pettigrew
Hattie Jacques
as Agatha Potter
Spike Milligan
as Dockyard matey
Eric Sykes
as 2nd Dockyard Matey
Sidney James
as Chief Petty Officer Mundy
Ed Devereaux
as Commander Phillips
David Lodge
as Security Sergeant
Victor Maddern
as 1st Sailor
Robin Ray
as Flag Lieutenant
George Street
as 2nd Security Guard
Peter Howell
as Admiral's Secretary
Michael Brennan
as Security Guard
Arch Taylor
as Coxswain
Richard Bennett
as Officer of the Day
Leila Williams
as Wren Driver
Rory MacDermot
as 3rd Security Guard
Eric Corrie
as Engineer Officer
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