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Watch Your Stern (1960)

When the details of a secret torpedo are destroyed by an incompetent seaman, the crew of the ship rally round, when the Admiral needs the plans to show to a visiting scientist.

Director:

Gerald Thomas

Writers:

Alan Hackney (screenplay), Vivian Cox (screenplay) (as Vivian A. Cox) | 1 more credit »
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Cast

Cast overview, first billed only:
Kenneth Connor ... Ordinary Seaman Blissworth
Eric Barker Eric Barker ... Capt. David Foster
Leslie Phillips ... Lt. Cmdr. Bill Fanshawe
Joan Sims ... Ann Foster
Noel Purcell ... Adm. Sir Humphrey Pettigrew
Hattie Jacques ... Agatha Potter
Spike Milligan ... Ranjid - Civilian Electrician #1
Eric Sykes ... Civilian Electrician #2
Sidney James ... Chief Petty Officer Mundy
David Lodge ... Security Sergeant
Victor Maddern ... Sailor Fishing for Bike
Ed Devereaux ... Cmdr. Phillips
Robin Ray Robin Ray ... Flag Lieutenant (Aide to the Admiral)
George Street George Street ... Second Security Guard
Peter Howell ... Admiral's Secretary
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When the details of a secret torpedo are destroyed by an incompetent seaman, the crew of the ship rally round, when the Admiral needs the plans to show to a visiting scientist.

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One L-O-N-G Laugh From Fore To Aft! See more »

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Country:

UK

Language:

English

Release Date:

14 October 1960 (Ireland) See more »

Also Known As:

A torpedó visszalő See more »

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Mono

Aspect Ratio:

1.85 : 1
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Trivia

Sidney James receives a 'Guest Star' credit. See more »

Goofs

On the refrigeration plans, the word is misspelled "refridgeration". See more »

Soundtracks

On the Road to Mandalay
(uncredited)
Lyrics by Rudyard Kipling and music by Oley Speaks
Sung by a sailor
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Carry on without the Carry on
22 April 2004 | by MartynGryphonSee all my reviews

Watch your Stern is a brilliant movie. Kenneth Connor's performance is one of his best, and if truth be told, (and with exception of Peter Sellers of course), Connor was funnier than any of the other English Comic greats of the time such as Frankie Howerd & Kenneth Williams. Carry on movie creators Peter Rogers & Gerald Thomas, do well on this movie and there's enough Carry on regulars here to make you wish it was an official member of the series. Eric Sykes and Leslie Phillips are still with us, but the rest of the main cast have sadly all passed away, but their contributions to British Comedy will live on through this hilarious movie. Sid James, Hattie Jacques, Eric Barker, Joan Sims, Spike Milligan and of course the great Kenneth Connor, they must have God in stiches up there.


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