1958 BBFC Cert. “U”

Up the Creek

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.

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Production Details

Exclusive Films  Presents A Byron Film Production
RCA Sound Recording
Made at the New Elstree Studios
Photographed in Hammerscope
Black & White 80 mins

Filming Began: 11th November 1957
UK Release: 2nd June 1958

Bray Studios, Down Place, Oakley Green, Berkshire

Thomas Ward Ship Breakers, Greys, Essex – Scenes of moored destroyer

Stills from film

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Cast & Crew

Red = Uncredited

Original Poster
Up the Creek 1958

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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.

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