The Ship Was Loaded (1957)
83 min | Comedy

Two friends get drunk and decide to switch identities. One is a Parliamentary Secretary, and the other is the captain of a ship. The former's lack of sea knowledge causes several catastrophes, including torpedoing the First Lord of The ...See moreTwo friends get drunk and decide to switch identities. One is a Parliamentary Secretary, and the other is the captain of a ship. The former's lack of sea knowledge causes several catastrophes, including torpedoing the First Lord of The Admiralty. Written by anon See less
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Val Guest (screenplay) | Ian Hay (based on the stage play "Off the Record") | Stephen King-Hall (based on the stage play "Off the Record")
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Updated May 14, 1957

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Jan 19, 1958 (United States)

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33 cast members
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David Tomlinson
Tom Baker Tom Baker   See fewer
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Peggy Cummins
Susan Lashwood Susan Lashwood   See fewer
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Brian Reece
Peter Fraser Peter Fraser   See fewer
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Eunice Gayson
Jane Godfrey Jane Godfrey   See fewer
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A.E. Matthews
Admiral Sir Maximillian GodfreyK.C.B. / Admiral Godfrey K.C.B. Admiral Sir Maximillian GodfreyK.C.B. / Admiral Godfrey K.C.B.   See fewer
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Lionel Murton
Psychiatrist Psychiatrist   See fewer
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Reginald Beckwith
Receptionist Receptionist   See fewer
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Desmond Walter-Ellis
Willy Oughton-Formby Willy Oughton-Formby   See fewer
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Ronald Shiner
Salty Simpson Salty Simpson   See fewer
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Peter Coke
Lieut. Lashwood Lieut. Lashwood   See fewer
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Derek Blomfield
Lieut. Dobson Lieut. Dobson   See fewer
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Tom Gill
Petty Officer Petty Officer   See fewer
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Howard Williams
Sub. Lieutenant Sub. Lieutenant   See fewer
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Joan Hickson
Mother Mother   See fewer
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Toke Townley
Steward Steward   See fewer
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Arthur Lovegrove
Orderly Orderly   See fewer
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Ronald Adam
First Sea Lord First Sea Lord   See fewer
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Sam Kydd
Attendant Attendant   See fewer
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Philip Ashley
First Officer (uncredited) First Officer (uncredited)   See fewer
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Alfie Bass
Orderly (uncredited) Orderly (uncredited)   See fewer
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Richard Duke
Crewman (uncredited) Crewman (uncredited)   See fewer
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Harold Goodwin
Parker (uncredited) Parker (uncredited)   See fewer
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Everley Gregg
Housekeeper (uncredited) Housekeeper (uncredited)   See fewer
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David Hannaford
Alfie (uncredited) Alfie (uncredited)   See fewer
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Victor Harrington
Naval Officer (uncredited) Naval Officer (uncredited)   See fewer
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James Hayter
Member of Parliament (uncredited) Member of Parliament (uncredited)   See fewer
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Walter Horsbrugh
Night Receptionist (uncredited) Night Receptionist (uncredited)   See fewer
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Emrys Leyshon
Radio Operator (uncredited) Radio Operator (uncredited)   See fewer
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George Moon
Casey (uncredited) Casey (uncredited)   See fewer
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Donald Pickering
Second Officer (uncredited) Second Officer (uncredited)   See fewer
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Jimmy Ray
Bert (uncredited) Bert (uncredited)   See fewer
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James Sharkey
Despatch Rider (uncredited) Despatch Rider (uncredited)   See fewer
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5.4 / 10 | 291 votes