Adapted from the play Something About a Sailor by Earle Couttie Watch Your Stern is again from the responsible for the Carry On series and retains the same winning comic formula. Accident-prone ship's steward Officer Blissworth (Kenneth Connor) manages to destroy the blueprints to a top-secret homing torpedo project. Along with his equally inadequate commanding officer Captain Foster (Eric Barker) their only hope is to get another set bound for London. But when Admiral Sir Humphrey Pettigrew (Noel Purcell) turns up they try to cover up their mistake by presenting him with a set of plans that detail the ship's refrigeration system. When they discover a female naval scientist Miss Potter (Hattie Jacques) is due to arrive for torpedo testing Blissworth is forced to dress in drag and impersonate her. Blissworth's dilemma is exacerbated when the Admiral himself needs keeping at bay because of his amorous intentions. Excelling alongside a cast also including Sid James Eric Sykes and Spike Milligan as Lt. Cmdr. Fanshawe Phillips his inimitable smooth and amorous self.
Based on a play by George Bernard Shaw which studies an immensely wealthy woman who falls for the charms of a poor Indian doctor. Sophia Loren plays a spoilt heiress able to buy anything she wants. When she meets an Indian doctor (Peter Sellers) whose sole concern is to help the poor and needy she knows that this is the man for her. Although in love with her he is so terrified of being in her power that he foils all her attempts to 'buy' him. Only by setting an endurance test for each other are they able to be sure of their true feelings.
A family reduced to imminent poverty by the father's disinclination to work; an American lawyer looking for the heir to half a million pounds; the scene is set for a hilarious tale of creative deception from director John Paddy Carstairs! Featured in a brand-new transfer from the original film elements, this highly engaging comedy stars Dixon of Dock Green star Jack Warner as Bartley Murnahan, a likeable loafer who manages to give the impression that a large inheritance is due to his family. Bartley uses his wiliness to settle some scores and secure a future for his children, but this new-found prosperity comes at a price he may not be willing to pay!
Consumed by an unquenchable rage Captain Ahab (Gregory Peck) has but one purpose; revenge on Moby Dick the great white whale who maimed and disfigured him. The obsessed skipper of a whaling boat Ahab uses his command as an excuse to sail the seven seas in an unrelenting search of his prey. Battling a mutinous crew tropical heat and violent storms Ahab finally catches up to his quarry and begins a confrontation that culminates in an epic struggle of non-stop fury...and inevitable
Available for the first time on DVD! Based on the novel by Walter Macken. A boy and his little sister run away to Ireland to escape from their cruel stepfather. Their evil uncle is the next of kin and when he discovers that they are heirs to a fortune he chases after them with one wicked purpose in mind!
All hands on deck for Titanic seaside laughs with the saucy Carry On crew! When an accident-prone sailor damages a secret blueprint his only hope is to get another from London. But then the Admiral arrives and he's forced to pose as a scientist - a female scientist!
Vibrant orange sunflowers. Rippling yelow grain. Trees bursting with white bloom. ""The pictures come to me as in a dream "" Vincent Van Gogh said. A dream that too often turned to life-shattering nightmare... Winner of Golden Globe and New York Film Critics Best Actor Awards Kirk Douglas gives a fierce portrayal as the artist torn between the joyous inspiration of his genius and the dark desperation of his tormented mind. The obsessed Van Gogh painted the way other men breathe drivi
The second of the popular Doctor series sees doctor Simon Sparrow (Dirk Bogarde) keen to escape the boredom of medical practice ashore and the threat of matrimony. Sparrow signs up as a medical officer onboard the cargo ship SS Lotus pleased to be free of any female distractions. However Sparrow soon falls foul of the ship's skipper fearsome captain Hogg (James Robertson Justice) and worse still lands in jail after a drunken celebration on arrival in South America. Two new passeng
More comical situations at St. Swithins Hospital when Dr. Grimsdyke returns for a course and develops a rejuvenating drug...
Famous for being the first ever colour film to be made in New Zealand this Rank 1954 feature is overflowing with beautiful scenery colour and set pieces. It is 1821 and adventuring seafarer Philip Wayne (Jack Hawkins) and Paddy Clarke (Noel Purcell) have set ashore to explore the Bay of Plenty. Stumbling upon a Mori burial cave they are captured and sentenced to death by the Mori for desecrating the resting place of their ancestors. Wayne's prowess impresses the Mori chief Hongi Tepe (Inia Te Wiata) and he offers Wayne a chance to save his life by enduring a trial by challenge. When Wayne succeeds the chief adopts him as his honorary son but Wayne has to return to his ship and back to England. When skullduggery breaks out on board ship Wayne finds himself at the mercy of the British authorities and decides to return to the Pacific with his new wife Marion (Glynis Johns) and a crew that includes the sexually charged Wishart (Kenneth Williams). With a tense standoff emerging between the indigenous Moris and the colonial British the situation rises to boiling point when the beautiful Mori girl Maona (Laya Raki) rejects the advances of Wishart.
Also known as Beware of Children No Kidding is yet another comic success from the Carry On stable. The premise involves a young couple David and Catherine Robinson (Leslie Phillips and a young Geraldine McEwan) who have to turn their large country house into a money-making proposition. Their solution is to invite the kids of the rich and famous to spend a summer enjoying all the loving care and attention they miss at home. After the youngsters arrive David quickly realizes what the offensive little punks need is some real discipline and so the summer begins. An amiable British farce that has a semblance of the St. Trinian's series No Kidding is surprisingly sophisticated fare that also scores a number of interesting points about greed privilege and class.
The Millionairess (1960): Based on a play by George Bernard Shaw which studies an immensely wealthy woman who falls for the charms of a poor Indian doctor. Sophia Loren plays a spoilt heiress able to buy anything she wants. When she meets an Indian doctor (Peter Sellers) whose sole concern is to help the poor and needy she knows that this is the man for her. Although in love with her he is so terrified of being in her power that he foils all her attempts to 'buy' him. Only
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