San Ferry Ann
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Opening title card
Directed byJeremy Summers
Screenplay byBob Kellett
Produced byBob Kellett
StarringWilfrid Brambell
Barbara Windsor
Joan Sims
David Lodge
Graham Stark
CinematographyBilly Williams
Edited byAlbert J. Gell
Music byBurnell Whibley
Distributed byBritish Lion (UK)
Digital Classics DVD
Release date
  • 1965 (1965)
Running time
55 min.
CountryUnited Kingdom

San Ferry Ann is a 1965 British sound effect comedy.[1][2] Wordlessly, with soundtrack and sound effects, it tells the story of a holiday crossing from Dover to Calais.[3][4]


A motley crew of British characters ride the San Ferry Ann to the shores of France, where they embark on a weekend of calamity.

A campervan family, led by Dad and Mum (David Lodge and Joan Sims), create chaos from the moment they set their tyres on the shore, resulting in frequent run-ins with the Gendarmerie. Lewd Grandad (Wilfrid Brambell) finds his own misadventures with a newly-acquainted friend, a crazy German ex-soldier (Ron Moody).

Also aboard for the ride is a saucy hitchhiker (Barbara Windsor), who causes a few heads to turn, including that of a fellow traveller (Ronnie Stevens), who pursues her affection with comic results.

The film appears on the 2021 Blu-ray anthology Futtocks End and Other Stories, along with A Home of Your Own and Vive le Sport, all of which, including the title piece, were produced by Kellet.



  1. ^ "San Ferry Ann (1965)".
  2. ^ "San Ferry Ann".
  3. ^ Hayward, Anthony (26 December 2016). "Jeremy Summers obituary" – via
  4. ^ "San Ferry Ann (1965)".