Splinters in the Navy

Splinters in the Navy (1931) is a British comedy film directed by Walter Forde and starring Sydney Howard, Alf Goddard, and Helena Pickard. The film was made at Twickenham Studios, and is a sequel to the film Splinters (1929), about an army concert party. A further sequel, Splinters in the Air, was released in 1937.[1]

Splinters in the Navy
Directed byWalter Forde
Produced byJulius Hagen
Written byJack Marks
Harry Fowler Mear
Bert Lee
Robert Patrick Weston
StarringSydney Howard
Alf Goddard
Helena Pickard
Paddy Browne
Music byW.L. Trytel
CinematographySydney Blythe
Edited byJack Harris
Distributed byWoolf & Freedman Film Service
Release date
November 1931
Running time
76 minutes
CountryUnited Kingdom


To celebrate their Admiral's impending marriage, his men stage a variety performance. Meanwhile Joe Crabbs attempts to win back his girlfriend from the Navy's boxing champion.


  • Sydney Howard as Joe Crabbs
  • Alf Goddard as Spike Higgins
  • Helena Pickard as Lottie
  • Frederick Bentley as Bill Miffins
  • Paddy Browne as Mabel
  • Rupert Lister as Admiral
  • Harold Heath as Master-at-Arms
  • Ian Wilson as Call Boy
  • Lew Lake as Himself
  • Hal Jones as Himself
  • Reg Stone as Himself
  • Wilfred Temple as Himself
  • Laurie Lawrence as Petty Officer
  • Thomas Thurban as Bandmaster


  1. ^ Sutton p.114-115


  • Low, Rachael. Filmmaking in 1930s Britain. George Allen & Unwin, 1985.
  • Sutton, David R. A Chorus of Raspberries: British Film Comedy 1929-1939. University of Exeter Press, 2000.
  • Wood, Linda. British Films, 1927-1939. British Film Institute, 1986.

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