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The Baby and the Battleship

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The Baby and the Battleship

The Baby and the Battleship
Directed by Jay Lewis
Starring John Mills
Distributed by British Lion Films
Distributors Corporation of America (US)
Release date(s) 1956
Country United Kingdom
Language English
Box office £258,845 (UK)[1]

The Baby and the Battleship is a colour 1956 British comedy film directed by Jay Lewis and starring John Mills, Richard Attenborough and André Morell.[2] It is based on the 1956 novel by Anthony Thorne with a screenplay by Richard De Roy, Gilbert Hackforth-Jones and Bryan Forbes. The Royal Navy provided a large amount of cooperation with sequences filmed aboard HMS Birmingham and in Malta.


When a group of Royal Navy sailors go ashore on shore leave to Naples, they are forced to care for a baby, separated from its mother.[3] During a brawl, Puncher Roberts is knocked unconscious and finds the square empty, except for the baby. Unable to find his friend Knocker, or the child's mother, he smuggles the baby aboard their ship in the midst of a series of joint operations with Allied navies off the coast of Italy.



The film was one of the ten most popular movies at the British box office in 1956.[4]


External links

  • Internet Movie Database

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