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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Director
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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

Release date
Jan 19, 1958 (United States)

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