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Midshipmaid Gob (1932)

The Midshipmaid (original title)
Sir Percy Newbiggin visits the fleet to find ways to economize Naval expenditures. Daughter Celia tags along, and organizes a morale-boosting show utilizing ship-board talent. Her fiancé shows up, and romantic complications ensue.

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Stafford Dickens (scenario), Ian Hay (play) | 1 more credit »
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Cast

Cast overview:
Jessie Matthews ... Celia Newbiggin
A.W. Baskcomb ... AB Pook
Basil Sydney ... Cmdr. Fosberry
Frederick Kerr ... Sir Percy Newbiggin
Claud Allister ... Chinley
John Mills ... Golightly
Anthony Bushell ... Lt. Valentine
Nigel Bruce ... Maj. Spink
Joyce Kirby Joyce Kirby ... Dora
Wilma Vanne Wilma Vanne ... Cora
Edwin Lawrence Edwin Lawrence ... Tappett
George Zucco ... Lord Dore
Anthony Holles Anthony Holles ... Lt. Kingsford (as Antony Holles)
Archie Glen Archie Glen ... Bundy
John Turnbull ... Officer
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Sir Percy Newbiggin visits the fleet to find ways to economize Naval expenditures. Daughter Celia tags along, and organizes a morale-boosting show utilizing ship-board talent. Her fiancé shows up, and romantic complications ensue.

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Country:

UK

Language:

English

Release Date:

8 December 1932 (UK) See more »

Also Known As:

Midshipmaid Gob See more »

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Sound Mix:

Mono (British Acoustic)

Aspect Ratio:

1.37 : 1
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Trivia

Theatrical movie debut of Sir John Mills (Golightly). See more »

Soundtracks

One Little Kiss from You
(uncredited)
Music by Noel Gay
Lyrics by Clifford Grey
Sung by Jessie Matthews
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Jessie Sparkles
12 July 2014 | by malcolmgswSee all my reviews

Jessie Matthews was a rising star when this film was made.It is clear that the director decided that the best way to film it was putting the camera down and not move it as if it was viewing proceedings from the middle of the stalls,so don't look for cinematic ingenuity here.It is clearly a star vehicle for Jessie,with many other rising actors in her wake.These have been mentioned in another review.however I was very surprised to learn that Steve Condos,one of the famous Condos brothers was one half of the stage horse.Did he do the dancing for Nigel Bruce I wonder.Nack in the days before his hair turned grey and he became Dr Watson.The last part of the film is essentially a revue withs some very strange acts,not lease the 2 prim and proper "gels" who come out with a rather wild dance.


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