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All at Sea (1957)
"Barnacle Bill" (original title)

 -  Comedy  -  21 December 1957 (USA)
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A seasick sea captain commands an amusement pier despite local opposition.

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Cast overview, first billed only:
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Captain William Horatio Ambrose
Irene Browne ...
Mrs. Barrington
Maurice Denham ...
Crowley
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Tommy
Victor Maddern ...
Figg
Allan Cuthbertson ...
Chailey
Harold Goodwin ...
Duckworth
Richard Wattis ...
Registrar of Shipping
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Garrod
George Rose ...
Bullen
Lloyd Lamble ...
Superintendent Browning
Harry Locke ...
Reporter
Mike Morgan ...
Larry
Max Butterfield ...
Phil
Donald Churchill ...
Roy
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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 Rod Crawford <puffinus@u.washington.edu>

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The captain preferred the merry times on land to the mermaids at sea !

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21 December 1957 (USA)  »

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All at Sea  »

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Goofs

When Ambrose arrives in France a close-up shot shows him taking the cotton wool out of his ears. In the next shot the cotton wool is still in his ears. See more »

Crazy Credits

Against a background of high seas, the opening credit text rolls with the waves, up off the screen and down under water, with motion so realistic it almost makes the audience seasick. See more »

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Performed by Sinfonia of London
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27 March 2003 | by (Chicago, IL) – See all my reviews

As a true lover of the Ealing studio films, especially those of Alec Guinness, I am delighted to find this movie on television. Unfortunately, this is the only way one can view it, as it is not available on VHS or DVD. The story of the seasick prodigy of a navel family and his attempts to keep a British "stiff upper lip" in the face of adversity is endearing and hilarious. Also catch The Man in the White Suit, The Lady Killers, and The Lavender Hill Mob. You may also enjoy Hobson's Choice.


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