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is a mirthsome remake of the classic Will Hay comedy Oh, Mr. Porter (1937). Whereas the Hay film concerned an inept railroad stationmaster, the hero of the remake, Lt. Fairweather David Tomlinson, is an inept naval officer. Transferred to the HMS Berkeley, a decrepit WW2-vintage destroyer where he can do the least amount of damage, Fairweather teams up with his new bosun Peter Sellers for a variety of slightly larcenous money-making schemes. Things come to an uproarious conclusion when the admiralty shows up for an inspection of the Berkeley. Surprisingly, was filmed with full permission of the Royal Navy. ~ Hal Erickson, Rovi


David Tomlinson
as Lieutenant Fairweather
Peter Sellers
as Chief Petty Officer Doherty
Vera Day
as Lily
Liliane Sottane
as Susanne
Michael Goodliffe
as Nelson
Reginald Beckwith
as Rublican
Lionel Murton
as Perkins
Lionel Jeffries
as Steady Barker
Sam Kydd
as Bates
Frank Pettingell
as Stationmaster
Donald Bisset
as Farm Laborer
Larry Noble
as Chief Petty Officer
Michael Ripper
as Decorator
Peter Collingwood
as Chippie
Jack McNaughton
as Regulating Petty Officer
Wilfrid Hyde-White
as Adm. Foley
Basil Dignam
as Coombes
Max Butterfield
as Lofty
Leonard Fenton
as Policeman
Edwin Richfield
as Bennett
Barry Lowe
as Webster
Patrick Cargill
as Commander
Malcolm Ranson
Peter Coke
as Cmdr. Price


Val Guest
Val Guest
Len Heath
Moray Grant
Arthur Grant
Tony Lowry
Composer (Music Score)
Tony Fones
Composer (Music Score)