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Windbag the Sailor (1936)

Will Hay plays a bragging sea captain whose maritime experience actually extends to navigating a coal barge down inland waterways. His tall tales catch him out when he is co-erced into ... See full summary »

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Captain Ben Cutlet
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Olivia Potter-Porter
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Will Hay plays a bragging sea captain whose maritime experience actually extends to navigating a coal barge down inland waterways. His tall tales catch him out when he is co-erced into commanding an unseaworthy ship by an unscrupulous shipping agent who means to have it wrecked. This was the first film to couple Will Hay with both Moore Marriott and Graham Moffatt. Written by D.Giddings <darren.giddings@newcastle.ac.uk>

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1.37 : 1
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The Captain's desire to go to Norway (he asks the cannibal chief for directions) is much more likely to have been an in-joke rather than a random choice; in real life, Will Hay separated from his wife in 1935 and was romantically linked to a Norwegian woman called Randi Kopstadt. In consequence, he visited Norway frequently, learned Norwegian and kept a boat on the Oslo Fjord. See more »

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Voice in Box: West Bromwich Albion 3 Chelsea 5
Captain Ben Cutlet: Ooh, fancy - Chelsea won!
Cannibal Chief: What did Voice in Box say?
Captain Ben Cutlet: Oh, eh, something very unusual...!
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Homeward Bound
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Arranged by Bretton Byrd
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Funny Sea Yarn
22 May 2015 | by (United States) – See all my reviews

This first entry in the six movies made by the English comic trio of Will Hay, Moore Marriott and Graham Moffatt. The film manages to entertain and delight from start to finish. Will Hay once again finds himself in an impossible situation: the captain of a British merchant marine vessel heading towards Norway. Marriot and Moffatt are landlubbers who are stowaways on the ship. Of course there is a mutiny and the three become castaways on a South Pacific Island. This movie contains some funny Buster Keaton moments on board of the ship. The funniest scene has Hay, Marriott and Moffatt trying to coordinate the latitude and longitude of the ship.


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