Double Bunk

Double Bunk

CM Pennington-Richards (1961)

PG Certificate


Our Score
There's more pleasure to be had from spotting the support cast than from following the stars in some vintage British movies, and this under-directed comedy about honeymooners racing their houseboat is no exception. The nominal lead is Ian Carmichael, displaying the dottiness that served him so well throughout his career. But he had lost his ability to carry a picture by this point, and lovely though Thora Hird's daughter Janette Scott may be, she's no great shakes as an actress. Still, there's a veritable treasure trove of eccentrics here, including Sidney James, Naunton Wayne, Irene Handl, Miles Malleson and Noel Purcell - not to mention old smoothie himself, Dennis Price. Expect little, and be very tolerant.


A newlywed couple living in a leaky old houseboat moored on the Thames have a series of misadventures. Comedy, starring Ian Carmichael and Janette Scott.

Cast & Crew

Actor Ian Carmichael
Actor Janette Scott
Actor Sid James
Actor Liz Fraser
Actor Dennis Price
Director CM Pennington-Richards
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Other Information

Language: EnglishBlack and whiteTheatrical distributor: British Lion Film Corp LtdGuidance: Edited for some of its language. Available on: DVD