We Joined the Navy

We Joined the Navy

Wendy Toye (1962)

U Certificate


Our Score
A modestly amusing service comedy with Kenneth More as a blithering idiot ordered to train navy cadets at Dartmouth College. Making a hash of that billet, More is transferred to the American fleet in the Med, thus allowing Hollywood hero Lloyd Nolan to help the film at the box office in America. Despite its transatlantic ambitions, though, it's really little more than Doctor in the House in uniform, with More using his comic persona in that film to send up his earlier screen career as a Second World War warrior, and Dirk Bogarde directly reprising his own Doctor in the House role in a cameo. And it's all frightfully polite, what?


A Navy commander is posted to an American warship in the Mediterranean - where he is joined by three incompetent recruits who made his life hell back on dry land. Comedy, starring Kenneth More, John Le Mesurier, Lloyd Nolan and Joan O'Brien.

Cast & Crew

Lt Cmdr "Bodger" Badger Kenneth More
Admiral Ryan Lloyd Nolan
Carol Blair Joan O'Brien
Colonel / President Mischa Auer
Dewberry Jeremy Lloyd
Bowles Dinsdale Landen
Carson Derek Fowlds
Collette Denise Warren
Dewberry Senior John Le Mesurier
Mrs Dewberry Lally Bowers
Admiral Blake Laurence Naismith
Admiral Filmer Andrew Cruickshank
Petty Officer Gibbons Brian Wilde
Consul's wife Esma Cannon
Dr Simon Sparrow Dirk Bogarde
Psychologist Michael Bentine
Dancing instructor Sidney James
Director Wendy Toye
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Other Information

Language: EnglishColourTheatrical distributor: Warner Pathe LtdAvailable on: DVD