Captain Ambrose comes from a long line of distinguished sailors...but is all too susceptible to seasickness. After the war, he buys himself a nautical command on shore; a decrepit amusement pier at the British resort town Sandcastle-on-Sea, whose prim town council has outlawed arcade games as a form of gambling! Running the pier like a naval vessel, the captain's determination to make it a modern, going concern meets steady opposition. But with an unexpected new ally, he pursues a remarkable scheme to liberate his "ship" from land authorities... Written by
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Minor, but still memorable, Guiness comedy from his stint at Ealing.
The Guiness persona makes this stereotypical British comedy worth a look; but this is a minor effort compared to his earlier work at Ealing. The irony of the central character and the pokes at bureaucracy are somewhat simplistic and lack the dark wit of earlier projects like KIND HEARTS AND CORONETS, MAN IN THE WHITE SUIT and LADYKILLERS. Still, any Guiness is better than none at all!
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