Up to His Neck
"Up to His Neck" (1954).jpg
Original British quad poster
Directed byJohn Paddy Carstairs
Written by
Story byPeter Rogers
Produced byHugh Stewart
CinematographyErnest Steward
Edited byAlfred Roome
Music byBenjamin Frankel
Distributed byGeneral Film Distributors
Release date
1 August 1954
Running time
91 minutes[1]
CountryUnited Kingdom

Up to His Neck is a 1954 British comedy film directed by John Paddy Carstairs and starring Ronald Shiner as Jack Carter, Hattie Jacques as Rakiki and Anthony Newley as Tommy.[2][3] It was shot at Pinewood Studios near London with sets designed by the art director Alex Vetchinsky.


Sailor Jack Carter has been marooned for ten years on a South Seas island, and treated as a King by natives. He is eventually rescued by the Royal Navy, who then use him to train up commandos to recover a stolen submarine, and to foil an oriental criminal plot.