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

Storyline

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.

Crew

Music Composed by
Musical Director
Production Supervisor
Art Direction
Editor
Assistant Director
Sound Supervisor
Camera Operator
Continuity
Make Up
Director of Photography
Original Story and Screenplay by
Produced by
Directed by

Tony Lowrey
Tony Fones
Fred A. Swann
Elven Webb and Ward Richards
Helen Wiggins
John Peverall
George Adams
Moray Grant
Gladys Reeve
Alec Garfath
Arthur Grant
Val Guest, John Warren and Len Heath
Harry Halsted
Val Guest

Cast

Lt. Fairweather
Bosun
Admiral Foley
Steady Barker
Perkins
Bates
Cooky
Scouse
Lofty
Chippie
Flag Lt.
Webster
Bunts
Publican
Lily
Nelson
Station Master
Susanne
Bennett
Small Boy
Farm Labourer
Policeman
Captain Coombs
Commander Price
Regulating Petty Officer
Chief Petty Officer
Commander
Lt. Commander
Lieutenant
Decorator 

David Tomlinson
Peter Sellars
Wilfred Hyde-White
Lionel Jeffries
Lionel Murton
Sam Kydd
John Warren
David Lodge
Max Butterfield
Peter Collinwood
Tom Gill
Barry Lowe
Howard Williams
Reginald Beckwith
Vera Day
Michael Goodlife
Frank Pentingell
Lillian Sottane
Edwin Richfield
Malcolm Ranson
Donald Bissett
Leonard Fenton
Basil Dignam
Peter Coke
Jack McNaughton
Larry Noble
Patrick Cargill
Hugh Latimer
Peter Wayne
Michael Ripper

Footnotes

Although filmed in Hammerscope and released by Exclusive, this film was purely a Byron Film production and not a co-production with Hammer, as is the case with the sequel “Further up the Creek”, also 1958.

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 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