Not Wanted on Voyage

Not Wanted on Voyage is a 1957 British comedy film directed by Maclean Rogers and starring Ronald Shiner, Brian Rix and Catherine Boyle.[1] The film was made at British National Studios.[2] It is based on a play by Ken Attiwill and his wife Evadne Price.[3]

Not Wanted on Voyage
Original British theatrical poster
Directed byMaclean Rogers
Produced byHenry Halstead
Jack Marks
George Minter
Written byMichael Pertwee
Evadne Price (additional situations & dialogue)
Dudley Turrock (From an original work by)
Jack Marks (uncredited)
Roland Pertwee (uncredited)
Based onthe play Wanted on Voyage by Evadne Price and Ken Attiwill
StarringRonald Shiner
Brian Rix
Griffith Jones
Catherine Boyle
Music byTony Lowry
Tony Fones
CinematographyArthur Grant
Edited byHelen Wiggins
Byron Films
(In association with) Ronald Shiner Productions
Distributed byRenown Pictures (UK)
Release date
November 1957 (UK)
Running time
87 minutes
CountryUnited Kingdom


Two cabin stewards working on a luxury vessel on a Mediterranean cruise to Tangier attempt to earn extra money from the passengers using every possible means. However, when one of the wealthy dowagers has her valuable diamond necklace stolen, they do everything they can to ensure it is restored to her.


Critical reception

TV Guide wrote, "Too much corn stops this comedy from popping";[4] while Allmovie wrote, "Even those filmgoers who'd seen and heard the wheezy gags in Not Wanted on Voyage in earlier films were amused by the breezy ridiculousness of the project."[5]


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