The Midshipmaid is a 1932 British comedy film directed by Albert de Courville and starring Jessie Matthews, Frederick Kerr, Basil Sydney and Nigel Bruce. The film is based on a play by Ian Hay and Stephen King-Hall. it was released in the U.S. as Midshipmaid Gob. John Mills makes his film debut in a supporting role. It was shot at the Lime Grove Studios, with sets designed by the art director Alfred Junge.
|Directed by||Albert de Courville|
|Produced by||Michael Balcon (uncredited)|
|Written by||Stafford Dickens|
|Based on||the play The Midshipmaid by Ian Hay & Stephen King-Hall|
|Music by||Jack Beaver (uncredited)|
|Edited by||Ian Dalrymple|
|Distributed by||Woolf & Freedman Film Service (UK)|
In this comedy with musical interludes, pompous economy expert Sir Percy Newbiggin (Fred Kerr) visits the Naval Fleet in Malta to see what cuts can be made in their expenditure. The officers all fall over themselves to woo his beautiful daughter Celia (Jessie Matthews), who accompanies him: she becomes engaged to the son of the First Sea Lord and her father decides to leave economics to the Navy.
- Jessie Matthews as Celia Newbiggin
- Frederick Kerr as Sir Percy Newbiggin
- Basil Sydney as Commander Fosberry
- Nigel Bruce as Major Spink
- A.W. Baskcomb as AB Pook
- Claud Allister as Chinley
- Anthony Bushell as Lieutenant Valentine
- Edwin Lawrence as Tappett
- Archie Glen as Bunduy
- Albert Rebla as Robbins
- John Mills as Golightly
- Anthony Holles as Lieutenant Kingsford
- George Zucco as Lord Dore
- Joyce Kirby as Dora
- Steve Condos as Horse
- Nick Condos as Horse
- Hay Plumb as Sailor
- John Turnbull as Officer
- Wilma Vanne as Cora
- Denis Gifford, ed. (2016) . British Film Catalogue: Two Volume Set - The Fiction Film/The Non Fiction Film. 2. Routledge. p. 382. ISBN 978-1-57958-171-8.
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- "Midshipmaid Gob". TVGuide.com.
- "John Mills".