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Operation Bullshine

  • Comedy
  • Drama
  • 1959
  • Gilbert Gunn
  • 80 mins
  • PG

Summary

Comedy starring Donald Sinden and Barbara Murray. A flirtatious lieutenant is delighted when a group of ATS girls is sent to his Command Post on the English coast in 1942. But his amorous activities are curbed when his wife arrives at the camp.

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Review

A star rating of 2 out of 5.

It's just feasible that this feeble comedy might have raised a smile in the darkest days of the Second World War, but more than a decade after the event there was simply no excuse for the tired collection of jokes that aren't worth a smutty snigger. This is a clear case of too much bull and not enough shine. Donald Sinden and Barbara Murray could do this sort of marital misunderstanding material in their sleep, and it's to their credit that they try to give it some pep, as does the splendid supporting cast. But on this evidence, director Gilbert Gunn should have stuck to documentaries.

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Credits

Cast

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Lt Gordon BrownDonald Sinden
Private Betty BrownBarbara Murray
Private Marge WhiteCarole Lesley
Gunner SlocumRonald Shiner
Major PymNaunton Wayne
Private CoxDora Bryan
Gunner Willie RossJohn Cairney
Junior Commander Maddox, ATSFabia Drake
Private FinchJoan Rice
Bombardier PalmerDaniel Massey
Gunner PerkinsPeter Jones
Sergeant MerrifieldBarbara Hicks

Crew

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DirectorGilbert Gunn

Details

Theatrical distributor
Assoc. British Pathe Ltd
Languages
English
Formats
Colour
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