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The Captain's Paradise (1953)

Approved | | Comedy, Romance | 28 September 1953 (USA)
The Captain of a ferry boat between the restricted British colony in Gibraltar and Spanish Morocco has a woman of differing appeal and temperament in each port.

Director:

Anthony Kimmins

Writers:

Alec Coppel (screenplay), Nicholas Phipps (screenplay) | 1 more credit »
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Nominated for 1 Oscar. Another 1 nomination. See more awards »

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Cast

Cast overview, first billed only:
Alec Guinness ... Captain Henry St. James
Peter Bull ... Kalikan Officer
Charles Goldner Charles Goldner ... Ricco
Miles Malleson ... Lawrence St. James
Claudia Grey Claudia Grey ... Susan Daley
Ann Heffernan Ann Heffernan ... Daphne Bligh
Arthur Gomez Arthur Gomez ... Chief Steward
Ferdy Mayne ... The Sheikh
George Benson George Benson ... Mr. Salmon
Joss Ambler Joss Ambler ... Prof. Ebbart
Victor Fairley Victor Fairley ... 1st Customs Official
Michael Balfour ... 2nd Customs Official
Robert Adair Robert Adair ... 3rd Customs Official
Sebastian Cabot ... Ali
Bill Fraser Bill Fraser ... Absalom
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Storyline

Mediterranean ferryboat Captain Henry St. James has things well organized, a loving and very English wife Maud in Gibraltar, and the loving, if rather more hot-blooded Mistress, Nita in Tangiers. A perfect life. As long as neither woman decides to follow him to the other port. Written by Jeremy Perkins {J-26}

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Taglines:

A Model Husband... in Gibraltar! A Gay, Dashing Lover... in North Africa! See more »

Genres:

Comedy | Romance

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Did You Know?

Trivia

Was mentioned in a plot for the television series Car 54, Where Are You? (1961) (1961). See more »

Goofs

The shots of the ship at night are obviously of a model, as can be seen by the movement of the sea at the bow. See more »

Quotes

Capt. Henry St. James: [On the bridge, musing out loud to no one in particular] 'He that would enter paradise must have a golden key.'
Chief Officer Ricco: [Overhearing] You said something about a key, captain...
Capt. Henry St. James: I was merely quoting, Ricco, an old proverb.
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Alternate Versions

Some prints of "The Captain's Paradise" run 77 minutes. See more »

Connections

Referenced in Ironside: A Matter of Life or Death (1975) See more »

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Another Alec Guinness triumph
20 January 2004 | by mt-kailash-1See all my reviews

Amusing film with excellent cast and a rather 'modern' comedy situation of a bigamous sea captain who keeps a wife in each port-racy stuff for 1953.Those puzzled by the Moroccan Spanish-speaking wife should note that the nearest Moroccan port to Gibraltar is Ceuta-which is actually a Spanish territory.


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Country:

UK

Language:

English

Release Date:

28 September 1953 (USA) See more »

Also Known As:

Paradise See more »

Filming Locations:

Gibraltar See more »

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Sound Mix:

Mono (Western Electric Recording)

Aspect Ratio:

1.37 : 1
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