Sailors Three- 1940 | 86mins | Comedy | B&W
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.
Extract© George Perry: Forever Ealing.
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