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Next to No Time (1958)

Not Rated | | Comedy | 31 October 1958 (France)
An unassuming planning engineer must negotiate an important loan while aboard the Queen Elizabeth en route to New York City, but his lack of confidence threatens to foil his plans.


Henry Cornelius


Henry Cornelius, Paul Gallico (story "The Enchanted Hour")




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


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 {J-26}

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Thank goodness they don't make films like this anymore
26 August 2016 | by malcolmgswSee all my reviews

This film was made during the era when traveling by ship was glamorous and the purview of the rich.The exterior scenes were filmed on Queen Elizabeth,which ended up on the bottom of Hong Kong harbour.The interiors seemed to have been filmed on the smallest stage on Shepperton.Kenneth Moore is woefully miscast as a scientist trying to clinch a deal with businessman Roland Culberson.Also on board is Betsy Drake whose sole claim to fame is being married to Cary Grant for thirteen years.Familiar names come and go but the script gets worse.It finally sinks with all hands.Nowadays cruises are for everyone so there is nothing special about them,like this film.

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31 October 1958 (France) See more »

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Det spökar på Elisabeth See more »

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Color (Eastmancolor)

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1.75: 1
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