February 21, 2017


Sailors Three- 1940 | 86mins | Comedy | B&W


Plot Synopsis

Sailors Three

Walter Forde‘s last film at Ealing, released in October 1940, was Sailors Three, a broad comedy which included a couple of song-and-dance numbers, in which three shipmates (Tommy Trinder, Claude Hulbert and Michael Wilding) get drunk in a South American neutral port and inadvertently join the wrong ship, which turns out to be a German pocket battleship, the Ludendorff, which they subsequently capture. Forde’s music-hall training enabled him to see that the gags were well-timed.

ExtractŠ George Perry: Forever Ealing.

Production Team

Walter Forde: Director
Wilfred Shingleton: Art Direction
Culley Forde: Associate Producer
Gunther Krampf: Cinematography
Ray Pitt: Editing
Ernest Irving: Music
Michael Balcon: Producer
Austin Melford: Script
John Dighton: Script
Angus MacPhail: Script


Tommy Trinder: Tommy Taylor
Claude Hulbert: Admiral
Michael Wilding: Johnny
Carla Lehmann: Jane
Henry Hewitt: Professor Pilkigton
James Hayter: Hans
John Laurie: MacNab

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