Doctor in the House

HMS Defiant (1962) – (Damn the Defiant!)

Director: Lewis Gilbert
Screenplay: Nigel Kneale & Edmund H. North (based on the novel ‘Mutiny’ by Frank Tilsley)
Role: Lieutenant Scott-Padget

The freelance career began with Dirk playing the sadistic Lt Scott-Padget opposite Alec Guinness as the patient ship’s captain. A splendid exercise in sadism masked by surface charm.