The Blue Peter (1955 film)

The Blue Peter is a 1955 British film (copyright 1954).[1] The film was retitled Navy Heroes and released in the United States in December 1957.[2] The film is about youth seamanship at the original Outward Bound in Aberdyfi, Wales, a program similar to Sea Scouting or Sea Cadets.

The Blue Peter
Directed byWolf Rilla
Produced byHerbert Mason
Written byDon Sharp
John Pudney
Based onan original story by Don Sharp
StarringKieron Moore
Greta Gynt
Music byAntony Hopkins
CinematographyArthur Grant
Edited byJohn Trumper
Group Three Productions
Beaconsfield Productions
Distributed byBritish Lion Film Corporation (UK)
Release date
  • November 1955 (1955-11) (UK)
Running time
93 minutes
CountryUnited Kingdom


Shellshocked following his experiences as a POW, naval war hero Mike Merriworth (Kieron Moore) enrols as a physical instructor at an Outward Bound sea school in Wales, and discovers new purpose shaping the lives of the boys in his charge.


Critical reception

TV Guide wrote, "Several humorous scenes of camping life and a lively group of youngsters brighten an otherwise routine programmer."[3]


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