1958 Up the Creek

Up the Creek - 1958

Exclusive Films  Presents A Byron Film Production

RCA Sound Recording

Made at the New Elstree Studios

Photographed in Hammerscope

Black & White 80 mins


During the Cold War, an idiotic R.N. lieutenant, who cannot be fired due to his connections, is transferred from the Admiralty to the far away Mothball Fleet to a rusty destroyer whose crew is running an illegal money-making scheme.


Music Composed by Tony Lowrey
Musical Director Tony Fones
Production Supervisor Fred A. Swann
Art Direction Elven Webb and Ward Richards
Editor Helen Wiggins
Assistant Director John Peverall
Sound Supervisor George Adams
Camera Operator Moray Grant
Continuity Gladys Reeve
Make Up Alec Garfath
Director of Photography Arthur Grant
Original Story and Screenplay by Val Guest, John Warren and Len Heath
Produced by Harry Halsted
Directed by Val Guest


Lt. Fairweather David Tomlinson
Bosun Peter Sellars
Admiral Foley Wilfred Hyde-White
Steady Barker Lionel Jeffries
Perkins Lionel Murton
Bates Sam Kydd
Cooky John Warren
Scouse David Lodge
Lofty Max Butterfield
Chippie Peter Collinwood
Flag Lt. Tom Gill
Webster Barry Lowe
Bunts Howard Williams
Publican Reginald Beckwith
Lily Vera Day
Nelson Michael Goodlife
Station Master Frank Pentingell
Susanne Lillian Sottane
Bennett Edwin Richfield
Small Boy Malcolm Ranson
Farm Labourer Donald Bissett
Policeman Leonard Fenton
Captain Coombs Basil Dignam
Commander Price Peter Coke
Regulating Petty Officer Jack McNaughton
Chief Petty Officer Larry Noble
Commander Patrick Cargill
Lt. Commander Hugh Latimer
Lieutenant Peter Wayne
Decorator Michael Ripper


The warship seen in the film was the 'Berkeley Castle', an ex Castle Class Corvette of the Royal Navy. This was popular comedian and “Goon” Peter sellers only film for Hammer, and his first starring role. David Tomlinson went on to appear in Disney classice “Mary Poppins” (1964), “The Love Bug” (1968) and “Bedknobs and Broomsticks” (1971).His final acting appearance was in The Fiendish Plot of Dr. Fu Manchu (1980), which was also the final film of Peter Sellers.

Details were complied viewing the actual film. 
Source of viewing copy - The Hammer Graveyard Collection