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The Bulldog Breed

The Bulldog Breed

From The Army's Funniest Private...To The Navy's Most Riotous Seaman!Dec. 13, 1960UK97 Min.PG
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Norman Puckle (Norman Wisdom), a well-meaning but clumsy grocer’s assistant, can’t seem to do anything right. After being rejected by Marlene, the love of his life, he attempts suicide, but can’t even do that. He is saved from jumping off a cliff at ‘Lover’s Leap’ by a Royal Navy petty officer. He persuades Puckle to join the Royal Navy, where he’ll meet ‘lots of girls’. Life in the Navy proves not to be as rosy as it’s been described, and Puckle fails at every task during basic training. But despite this, he’s regarded by the Admiral in charge of a rocket project to be a ‘typical average British sailor’, and chosen to be the first man to fly into outer space in an experimental rocket.

Original title The Bulldog Breed
IMDb Rating 6.3 722 votes
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Robert Asher


Ian Hunter isAdmiral Sir Bryanston Blyth
Admiral Sir Bryanston Blyth
David Lodge isChief Petty Officer Knowles
Chief Petty Officer Knowles
John Le Mesurier isProsecuting counsel
Prosecuting counsel
Michael Caine isSailor in Cinema Fight (uncredited)
Sailor in Cinema Fight (uncredited)
Oliver Reed isTeddy Boy in Cinema Fight (uncredited)
Teddy Boy in Cinema Fight (uncredited)
Terence Alexander isDefending Counsel
Defending Counsel

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