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We Joined the Navy (1962)

Not Rated | | Comedy, Romance | 22 November 1962 (UK)
This is the story of the riotous, romantic, exciting, astonishing and highly entertaining adventures of Lieutenant Commander "Bodger" Badger, R.N. (Kenneth More). An exceptionally likeable fellow, the Badger has one besetting sin, a shining honesty.

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Wendy Toye

Writers:

Howard Dimsdale (screenplay by), John Winton (based on the novel by)
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Cast

Cast overview, first billed only:
Kenneth More ... Lieutenant Commander 'Bodger' Badger
Lloyd Nolan ... Ryan
Joan O'Brien ... Carol
Mischa Auer ... Colonel & President
Jeremy Lloyd ... The Midshipman / Dewberry
Dinsdale Landen ... The Midshipman / Bowles
Derek Fowlds ... The Midshipman / Carson
Denise Warren Denise Warren ... Collette
John Le Mesurier ... Dewberry Sr.
Lally Bowers ... Mrs. Dewberry
Laurence Naismith ... Admiral Blake
Andrew Cruickshank Andrew Cruickshank ... Admiral Filmer
Walter Fitzgerald ... Admiral Thomas
John Phillips ... Rear Admiral
Ronald Leigh-Hunt ... Commander R.N.
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Storyline

This is the story of the riotous, romantic, exciting, astonishing and highly entertaining adventures of Lieutenant Commander "Bodger" Badger, R.N. (Kenneth More). An exceptionally likeable fellow, the Badger has one besetting sin, a shining honesty.

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navy | based on novel | See All (2) »

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The comedy RIOT of the SEASON!!

Genres:

Comedy | Romance

Certificate:

Not Rated | See all certifications »
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Country:

UK

Language:

English | French

Release Date:

22 November 1962 (UK) See more »

Also Known As:

We Are in the Navy Now See more »

Filming Locations:

Dartmouth, Devon, England, UK See more »

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Technical Specs

Runtime:

Sound Mix:

Mono

Color:

Color (Colour by) (Eastmancolor)

Aspect Ratio:

2.35 : 1
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Trivia

Sir Dirk Bogarde's character Dr. Simon Sparrow is the same character he played in Doctor at Large (1957), and other "Doctor" movies. See more »

Quotes

Lt. Cmdr. Robert Badger: I gathered you all together on your first evening to give you some idea of what we intend to do with you at Dartmouth. We expect you to become officers in a service of which we are all very proud. You will learn how to be leaders; to make decisions; to take responsibility. Now all this, I know, may sound rather forbidding. But remember this: if you're always sincere, always do your best according to your lights, mean what you say and stick to it whatever the consequences, then there'll always ...
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Referenced in The Human Jungle: Struggle for a Mind (1964) See more »

Soundtracks

Take it from Me
Music and Lyric by Leslie Bricusse
Sung by Denise Warren (uncredited)
Arranged by Johnnie Spence
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Kenneth Mores film career goes down the drain
7 November 2016 | by malcolmgswSee all my reviews

After this feeble comedy Kenneth More didn't make another film for 2 years.There are a number of theories why this happened.After all other contemporaries managed to maintain their careers for years to come.He must have reached slightly desperation stakes to accept this role.It starts off reasonably amusing whilst the film focuses on the British Navy.However when the script takes him to the American navy.Clearly an attempt to sell the film to American distributors highlighted by the parachuting in of two American actors.The only diversion is seeing so many familiar character actors in small parts.The problem for Kenneth More was that he was a one part actor.So when that part disappeared,so did his career.


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