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Product details

  • Actors: Charlie Drake, Anne Heywood, Cecil Parker, Victor Maddern, Thorley Walters
  • Directors: David MacDonald
  • Format: PAL
  • Region: Region 2 (This DVD may not be viewable outside Europe. Read more about DVD formats.)
  • Number of discs: 1
  • Classification: U
  • Studio: Network
  • DVD Release Date: 27 Jan. 2014
  • Run Time: 83 minutes
  • Average Customer Review: 4.4 out of 5 stars  See all reviews (25 customer reviews)
  • ASIN: B00EYA5E6C
  • Amazon Bestsellers Rank: 12,050 in DVD & Blu-ray (See Top 100 in DVD & Blu-ray)

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Charlie The Worker Drake teams up with screen goddess Anne Heywood for this hilarious seagoing comedy. As a loveable, timid stoker engaged to foil the plans of a gang of mutinous Wrens, the diminutive comic finds himself caught up in a maritime battle of the sexes in a classic British feature from 1961 presented here in a brand-new transfer from the original film elements in its as-exhibited theatrical aspect ratio.

A company of Wrens led by spirited Chief Officer Anne Stevens set out to prove equality with their male counterparts by taking over a warship with breathtaking efficiency, sailing it out to sea and into a NATO naval exercise. However, the renegade Wrens are soon to discover that men really are essential in many ways... while Charlie is all at sea for the first time in his humble career with Her Majesty's Navy!

SPECIAL FEATURES
[] Original Theatrical Trailer
[] Image Gallery
[] Original Promotional PDFs

Customer Reviews

4.4 out of 5 stars
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2 of 2 people found the following review helpful By Darren on 8 May 2014
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I first watched this film on Betamax, thats how long ago it was and have tried to aqiure on DVD for some time, i eventually found out it had been deleted but thanks to Amazon i have it now. A great old funny film, a bit corny but brilliant.
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4 of 5 people found the following review helpful By Fussy Bloke on 25 Feb. 2014
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I must apologize to Network for unfairly judging their comment to another reviewer concerning the aspect ratio of this movie. After having checked I find that it is correct and that all the letters of the names of cast members are present on the frame. I have uploaded a customer image for others to check out.

It's great to see Charlie again after all these years. This film is fifty two years old at the time of writing and it looks really good. So well done Network for releasing these old British films. I'd like to see the original BBFC certificate on the start of them all, perhaps this is something you could consider. I have seen it done on one or two releases so I don't think it would break any laws concerning misleading the public if the classification has changed. It would be a nice, nostalgic touch. Anyway, I'll give this movie five stars now because it does look so good.
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By CHRIS on 27 July 2014
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A lovely piece of silly youthful nostalgia. I always liked Charlie Drake as a kid and this was a nice piece of my history to catch up with. It is so silly, of course, but still funny at times. Like most comedians, Drake was better in smaller TV episode doses or live, but comedians never seem to click in longer film comedy. Nevertheless, still entertaining if you like his brand of comedy.
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4 of 6 people found the following review helpful By A. Cadwallender on 10 Feb. 2014
Format: DVD
Network, of whom I am a big fan, have recently made great play of the fact that their DVDs are being shown in their original, theatrically released aspect ratio. 'Petticoat Pirates' is a Cinemascope film, and the opening credits have 'Anne Heywood' billed alongside 'Cecil Parker.' However, the 'A' is missing from 'Anne' and the 'R' is missing from 'Parker,' so that the credit reads, 'nne Heywood Cecil Parke.'

I contacted Network with regard to this and they replied that the fault lies with the settings on my television or DVD player. I wrote back pointing out that I had played this DVD on two different televisions and two different DVD players, and had experimented with every possible setting, but that it made no difference. I also pointed out that I have over 1000 DVDs in my collection, including several Network widescreen releases, and 'Petticoat Pirates' is the only one giving problems. So far they have not replied. The film is advertised as being shown in the 2.35:1 aspect ratio, but using the admittedly somewhat crude method of measuring the picture on my television screen, it works out at closer to 2.20:1, which would explain the chopping off of the credits.

I would be very interested to know whether anyone else has experienced the same problem. I found the film itself to be very entertaining, as I was a massive Charlie Drake fan in the sixties, but chopping the sides off the picture spoilt it for me, particularly as Network's big pull factor is 'original as-theatrically released aspect ratio.'
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By John on 28 July 2014
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Nostalgic return to the days of British comedy films before the need for watershed screening.
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2 of 3 people found the following review helpful By spannerswinger on 26 May 2014
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A DVD that provides gentle humour and nostalgia. It arrived early and in good condition. It was sold at a reasonable price.
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By Paul on 20 Sept. 2014
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Charlie was my Father and it is wonderful to see the film in such great quality.
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By Lee L. on 5 Oct. 2014
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a good old comedy its so funny but silly at the same time brilliant thanks
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