Not Wanted On Voyage. Image shows from L to R: Understeward Cecil Hollebone (Brian Rix), Chief Steward (Michael Brennan), Steward Albert Higgins (Ronald Shiner)

Key details

Genre
Film
Released
1957
Creators
Dudley Turrock, Evadne Price and Ken Attiwill
Stars
Ronald Shiner, Brian Rix, Griffith Jones, Catherine Boyle, Fabia Drake, Michael Brennan, Michael Shepley, Dorinda Stevens and more
Writers
Michael Pertwee and Evadne Price
Director
Maclean Rogers
Producer
Henry Halstead
Companies

As an ocean liner prepares to set sail, its spiv-like steward, Albert Higgins, is given the task of training a new recruit: the hapless and hopeless Cecil Hollebone.

With Albert using his Cockney charm and cunning to extract every last penny he can from the passengers, Cecil's ineptitude incurs the wrath of the Chief Steward. But when the villainous Guy Harding and Julie Hains steal a priceless diamond belonging to another passenger, his bumbling sets the pair on the right path.

Suspicious of Guy and Julie but with no evidence, the duo have to follow them ashore, disguise themselves as Arabs, find and retrieve the diamond, and convince the Chief Steward and Captain of their story! It's a comic caper and a half, and a rush against time before the criminals get away with it and deprive the widow Mrs. Brough of her jewel for good.

Additional details

Tagline
All aboard for fun and games!
UK certificate
U
Duration
87 minutes
UK release
Monday 25th November 1957
Produced
1957
Distributors

Renown Pictures

Also known as
  • Wanted On Voyage (Working title)
Production
Studio
Picture
Black and white

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Broadcast details

Most recent repeats
  • Thursday 24th March 2022 at 12:00pm on TPTV
  • Friday 12th November 2021 at 6:00am on TPTV
  • Tuesday 18th May 2021 at 1:00am on TPTV

Recording details

  • National Studios

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