The Baby and the Battleship
The very flagrant MacGuffin is like The Man in the Gray Flannel Suit, and the structure of this farce is akin to Girls at Sea, involving as it does the Royal Navy and the U.S. Navy on NATO maneuvers in the Mediterranean with Warsaw Pact observers.
Three invalided soldiers, one French, and a Home Guard colonel from the last war cross over to France on a sudden inspiration against a very big gun lobbing daily shells on Kent.
Bill Travers, Spike Milligan, Grégoire Aslan and John le Mesurier, ad hoc members of Special Operations Division.
The S.O.D.s have quite a go.
“Occasional ripples of chuckles” (A.H. Weiler, New York Times).
“Played unsatisfactorily for farce” (Halliwell’s Film Guide).
“Some of the farce is pretty funny” (Variety).
A Home of Your Own
A tribute to British workmanship and the British workman.