MOVIEmeter
SEE RANK
Up 12,936 this week

Next to No Time (1958)

6.6
Your rating:
    1 2 3 4 5 6 7 8 9 10 -/10 X  
Ratings: 6.6/10 from 32 users  
Reviews: 1 user

Unassuming planning engineer David Webb finds himself on the Queen Elizabeth to New York with instructions to negotiate a high-powered loan. His lack of confidence means he is completely ... See full summary »

Director:

Writers:

, (story)
0Check in
0Share...

Watch Now

$0.00 with Prime Instant Video

User Lists

Related lists from IMDb users

list image
a list of 89 titles
created 07 May 2012
 
list image
a list of 9997 titles
created 26 Nov 2013
 
a list of 161 titles
created 10 months ago
 

Related Items

Search for "Next to No Time" on Amazon.com

Connect with IMDb


Share this Rating

Title: Next to No Time (1958)

Next to No Time (1958) on IMDb 6.6/10

Want to share IMDb's rating on your own site? Use the HTML below.

Take The Quiz!

Test your knowledge of Next to No Time.

Videos

Photos

Learn more

People who liked this also liked... 

Comedy
    1 2 3 4 5 6 7 8 9 10 7.2/10 X  

Residents of a part of London declare independence, when they discover an old treaty. This leads to the need for a 'Passport to Pimlico'.

Director: Henry Cornelius
Stars: Stanley Holloway, Betty Warren, Barbara Murray
Comedy | Fantasy | Musical
    1 2 3 4 5 6 7 8 9 10 6.8/10 X  

Fantasy comedy about a young window dresser who kisses a statue of Venus, which then comes to life in the form of Ava Gardner. The problems begin, however, when Venus falls in love with him.

Directors: William A. Seiter, Gregory La Cava
Stars: Robert Walker, Ava Gardner, Dick Haymes
Comedy | Romance
    1 2 3 4 5 6 7 8 9 10 7.1/10 X  

To save his career, an ad man wants a sex symbol to endorse a lipstick. But she wants something too: he has to pretend to be her new lover.

Director: Frank Tashlin
Stars: Tony Randall, Jayne Mansfield, Betsy Drake
Comedy
    1 2 3 4 5 6 7 8 9 10 7.5/10 X  

A syndicate is set up by a horse lover to buy a particular racehorse, but they accidentally buy the wrong horse. The horse is useless on the flat, so they decide to enter him as a jumper.

Director: Henry Cornelius
Stars: Basil Radford, Jimmy Hanley, Janette Scott
Crime | Drama | Mystery
    1 2 3 4 5 6 7 8 9 10 7.2/10 X  

Michael Denison plays a lawyer investigating kidnapping charges against Dulcie Gray. Based on a novel of Josephine Tey.

Director: Lawrence Huntington
Stars: Michael Denison, Dulcie Gray, Anthony Nicholls
Edit

Cast

Cast overview, first billed only:
...
David Webb
...
Georgie Brant
Harry Green ...
Saul Wiener
Patrick Barr ...
Maureen Connell ...
Mary
...
Becky Wiener
Reginald Beckwith ...
Warren
John Welsh ...
Steve, Bar Steward
Howard Marion-Crawford ...
Hobbs
Clive Morton ...
Wallis
...
Abercrombie, Scottish Director
Irene Handl ...
Mrs. Crowley, Greengrocer
Raymond Huntley ...
Forbes, Factory Supervisor
Ferdy Mayne ...
Mario
Sidney James ...
Albert, Cabin Steward
Edit

Storyline

Unassuming planning engineer David Webb finds himself on the Queen Elizabeth to New York with instructions to negotiate a high-powered loan. His lack of confidence means he is completely out of his depth, at least until he finds his personality changes every day during the hour the ship's clocks stop to make allowance for their westward passage. Written by Jeremy Perkins <jwp@aber.ac.uk>

Plot Summary | Add Synopsis

Plot Keywords:

independent film | See All (1) »

Genres:

Comedy

Certificate:

See all certifications »
Edit

Details

Country:

Language:

Release Date:

31 October 1958 (France)  »

Also Known As:

Det spökar på Elisabeth  »

Company Credits

Production Co:

 »
Show detailed on  »

Technical Specs

Sound Mix:

Color:

(Eastmancolor)

Aspect Ratio:

1.66 : 1
See  »

Frequently Asked Questions

This FAQ is empty. Add the first question.

User Reviews

 
Please " keep on keeping on" making movies like this one
29 October 2002 | by (alaska, usa) – See all my reviews

Based on a story by the prolific story teller Paul Gallico (Poseidon Adventure, Mrs. 'arris series, Thomasina, and Lili, to name a few), Next To No Time is an entertaining, enchanting, and good natured fantasy / drama about a shy, self-effacing man David Webb (Kenneth More) who has to clinch a high profile deal while on a West bound voyage on an ocean liner before the ship reaches New York. Aboard the vessel with his prospective clients, although he is bright and personable he lacks the self confidence to approach them with his proposal. His only source of support and encouragement is a photograph of his adoring fiancee with the inscription "keep on keeping on" - a testament to her unflinching faith in his ability to accomplish the task and her unwavering encouragement that he can count on. One night, sitting at the bar, David Webb notices that the clocks on the West bound ship are stopped for one hour each night to compensate for passage through the time zones. A steward jokes about how time stands still for an hour each night when nothing that one does during that time really "happens" or "registers". Webb realizes that this "timeless zone" - Next To No Time - may be the perfect time and quite possibly, his only chance, to pitch his proposal - for, if he fails, it wouldn't really be "happening". From then on, Webb is a changed man - at least for one hour every day - when he is most confident and persuasive in approaching his clients with the proposal. In a Cinderella-like way, he must accomplish what he must within the confines of the "enchanted hours" before it is too late. Does his plan work? If it does, is it magic? Or did he have it in him all along? And why don't they make simple movies like this one anymore?


6 of 7 people found this review helpful.  Was this review helpful to you?

Message Boards

Discuss Next to No Time (1958) on the IMDb message boards »

Contribute to This Page

Create a character page for:
?