WriterStafford Dickens, Ian Hay (play), Stephen King-Hall (play) CastJessie Matthews (Celia Newbiggin), Frederick Kerr (Sir Percy Newbiggin), Basil Sydney (Cmdr. Fosberry), A.W. Baskcomb (AB Pook), Claud Allister (Chinley), Anthony Bushell (Lt. Valentine) Similar moviesJessie Matthews appears in The Midshipmaid and There Goes the Bride
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.
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.