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Double Bunk (1961)

doublebunk2When newlyweds Jack and Peggy face eviction, they are tricked into buying a run down houseboat.

After rebuilding the engine, they take their friends Sid and Sandra, on a local trip down the river to Folkestone, but somehow they end up in France, and with no fuel and supplies, they resort to desperate actions to get back home.

The nominal lead is Ian Carmichael, displaying the dottiness that served him so well throughout his career.

doub lebunk3But he had lost his ability to carry a picture by this point, and lovely though Thora Hird’s daughter Janette Scott may be, she’s no great shakes as an actress.

Still, there’s a veritable treasure trove of eccentrics here, including Sidney James, Naunton Wayne, Irene Handl, Miles Malleson and Noel Purcell – not to mention old smoothie himself, Dennis Price.

Jack Goddard
Ian Carmichael
Peggy Goodard
Janette Scott 
Sandra 

Liz Fraser 
Sid Randall

Sid James 
Leonard Watson 

Dennis Price
Alfred Harper 

Reginald Beckwith 
Mrs Harper 
Irene Handl 
O’Malley 

Noel Purcell
Granville-Carter
Michael Shepley
Reverend Thomas
Miles Malleson

Director
C M Pennington-Richards