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Sir Alec Guinness served in the Royal Navy during World War II.
Is that how they do it in the Navy, sir?
Capt. William Horatio Ambrose: I take it you are never in the service, Figg?
Figg: I never wanted to be. I've spent all my life on a dredger and if you're going to run this pier like a battleship, I shall be sorry I left it.
Capt. William Horatio Ambrose: Well, I am going to ...
At the end of the movie as Captain Ambrose is being carried up the beach after sailing to shore, he removes the cotton wool from his ears so he can hear the crowd cheering in French. The next shot sees the wool back in his ears, though it is also clearly a dummy being carried shoulder high.
Against a background of high seas, the opening credit text rolls with the waves, up off the screen and down under water, with motion so realistic it almost makes the audience seasick.
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