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The Girl on the Boat is a 1961 British comedy film directed by Henry Kaplan and starring Norman Wisdom, Millicent Martin and Richard Briers.[1] It is based on the novel of the same name by P.G. Wodehouse.

The Girl on the Boat
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Directed byHenry Kaplan
Produced byJohn Bryan
Written byReuben Ship
Based onthe novel by P.G. Wodehouse
StarringNorman Wisdom
Millicent Martin
Richard Briers
Music byKenneth V. Jones
CinematographyDenys N. Coop
Edited byNoreen Ackland
Knightsbridge Films
Distributed byUnited Artists Corporation (UK)
Release date
  • January 1961 (1961-01) (UK)
Running time
90 minutes
CountryUnited Kingdom


During the 1920s, two young men returning to England on a transatlantic liner fall in love with two fellow passengers.


Critical receptionEdit

Sky Movies: "Something of a departure for Norman Wisdom...Wisdom was not to stray from formula again until the conclusion of his string of crazy comedies for Rank". [2] The Radio Times comments: "Norman Wisdom tried something different from his usual slapstick with this seagoing comedy romance ...It doesn't work for Wisdom, though it does for the less mannered professionals in support such as Richard Briers, Millicent Martin and Athene Seyler".[3] Allmovie: "Like Jerry Lewis, Norman Wisdom is an acquired taste, but he's worth sampling at least once".[4]


  1. ^ "BFI | Film & TV Database | The GIRL ON THE BOAT (1962)". 16 April 2009. Retrieved 17 June 2014.
  2. ^ "The Girl on the Boat - Sky Movies HD". 9 July 2005. Retrieved 17 June 2014.
  3. ^ "The Girl on the Boat | Film review and movie reviews". Radio Times. 8 April 2013. Retrieved 17 June 2014.
  4. ^ "The Girl on the Boat (1962) - Trailers, Reviews, Synopsis, Showtimes and Cast". AllMovie. Retrieved 17 June 2014.

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