Girls at Sea

Girls at Sea

Gilbert Gunn (1958)

77min
U Certificate
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Review

Our Score
The 1930s film version of the stage farce The Middle Watch, which starred Jack Buchanan, was pretty bad, but beside this tepid remake it looks like a comedy classic. The cast does its level best to pep up the tired material, but there's only so much you can do with a story in which a captain has to keep his admiral from discovering three girls stranded on board after a dockside party. Ronald Shiner is cheeky and Michael Hordern is absent-mindedly authoritarian, but Guy Rolfe is as wooden as a figurehead, while all the girls get to do is rush around in a state of undress. Try another form of naval gazing instead.

Cast & Crew

Captain Guy Rolfe
Marine Ogg Ronald Shiner
Admiral Hewitt Michael Hordern
Commander Alan White
Mary Anne Kimbell
Antoinette Nadine Tallier
Lady Hewitt Fabia Drake
Jill Mary Steele
Captain Randall Richard Coleman
Tourist Lionel Jeffries
Singer Teddy Johnson
Arthur Warren Mitchell
Director Gilbert Gunn
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Other Information

Language: EnglishColourTheatrical distributor: Assoc. British Pathe Ltd