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All at Sea (1957) - Plot Summary Poster

(1957)

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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>
  • A British Naval Captain, who is plagued by incurable seasickness, retires from service and buys a decrepit amusement pier in a small coastal town. After discovering the local commissioners seek to condemn and seize his pier under eminent domain laws, he registers the pier under a foreign flag as a cruise ship at anchor.

    - Written by Steven F. Scharff
  • A seasick sea captain commands an amusement pier despite local opposition.

    - Written by Rod Crawford <puffinus@u.washington.edu>

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