Watch Your Stern

1960

Gerald Thomas
Director
Anglo-Amalgamated Film Distributors
Distributor

Might as well be Carry On Watch My Stern, love 'em or hate 'em, these style comedies are national treasures. I seem to recall liking this one.

-The Sloth

Amusing trifle about the trials of a new torpedo that has a tendency to sink friendly ships. Connor carries the film, which is slightly hampered by the typical stereotypes of the time.

There is one scene where Connor spouts a litany of techno-babble (in a Scots accent, no less!) and the Admiral replies "Dammit man, I'm a sailor, not a farmer." That little bit of prescient comedy is enough to give any Trekkie pause!

-Dave W.



24th October 1960
Cinema



90 mins
1.85:1


10th May 2004
DVD








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Kenneth Connor
Ordinary Seaman Blissworth
Eric Barker
Captain David Foster
Leslie Phillips
Lieutenant Commander Bill Fanshawe
Joan Sims
Ann Foster
Noel Purcell
Admiral Sir Humphrey Pettigrew
Hattie Jacques
Agatha Potter
Spike Milligan
Ranjit, Dockyard Electrician
Eric Sykes
Dockyard Electrician
Sid James
CPO Mundy
David Lodge
Security Sergeant
Victor Maddern
Sailor Fishing for Bicycle
Ed Devereaux
Commander Phillips USN
Robin Ray
Admiral Pettigrew's Flag Lieutenant
George Street
Second Security Guard
(Nobby)
Peter Howell
Admiral Pettigrew's Secretary
Arch Taylor
Coxswain
Michael Brennan
Third Security Guard
Leila Williams
WREN Driver
Richard Bennett
Officer of the Day
Carl Conway
Terrier Sailor
Rory MacDermot
Fourth Security Guard
Headley Colson
Sailor (as Hedley Colson)
Walter Cavan
Sailor (as Walter Kavan)
Raf Jover
Sailor
Jack Smethurst
Terrier Messenger
Dickie Owen
Singing Sailor
John Mathews
Fox Petty Officer
Bill Cartwright
Sailor
Peter Byrne
Fox Torpedoman
Ivor Danvers
Clark, Terrier Messenger
(uncredited)
Charles Vance
Sailor
Michael Nightingale
Commander Andrews,
CO of Fox
Eric Corrie
Terrier Lieutenant
Michael Julian
Sailor
Unknown
Terrier Signalman
Unknown
Fox Sailor
Unknown
Fox Torpedoman
Unknown
Fox Torpedoman
Chris Adcock
Terrier Sailor
Unknown
Terrier Sailor
John Ketteringham
Terrier Sailor
Unknown
Terrier Officer
Ernie Rice
Cab Driver
(uncredited)
Unknown
Terrier Gangway Watch
Unknown
Terrier Officer
HMS Chaplet
HMS Fox
HMS Jaguar
HMS Terrier

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