Full Speed Ahead (1936 film)

Full Speed Ahead is a 1936 British drama film directed by Lawrence Huntington and starring Paul Neville, Moira Lynd and Richard Norris. The film was made at Wembley Studios as a quota quickie for distribution by the Hollywood company Paramount Pictures.[1] It is also known by the alternative title Full Steam Ahead.

Full Speed Ahead
Directed byLawrence Huntington
Produced byLawrence Huntington
Written byGerald Elliott
Lawrence Huntington
StarringPaul Neville
Moira Lynd
Richard Norris
George Mozart
CinematographyStanley Grant
Distributed byParamount Pictures
Release date
November 1936
Running time
71 minutes
CountryUnited Kingdom


A couple elope on a ship, only to discover that the dishonest captain plans to scuttle it for insurance purposes.


  • Paul Neville as Captain Murton
  • Moira Lynd as Jean Hunter
  • Richard Norris as Tim Brent
  • George Mozart as Chief Smith
  • Geoffrey Clark as Dunn
  • Victor Hagen as Smith
  • George Turner as Oily Short
  • Arthur Seaton as Irving Hunter
  • Julian Vedey as Mendoza
  • Syd Crossley as Muggridge
  • Arthur Brander as Alec Goodhill
  • Dorothy Dewhurst as Mrs. Meddlecott
  • Frederick Peisley as Michael Elwood


  1. Chibnall p.288


  • Chibnall, Steve. Quota Quickies: The British of the British 'B' Film. British Film Institute, 2007.
  • Low, Rachael. Filmmaking in 1930s Britain. George Allen & Unwin, 1985.
  • Wood, Linda. British Films, 1927-1939. British Film Institute, 1986.

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