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The Captain's Paradise

1953

Anthony Kimmins
Director
British Lion
Distributor
London Films
Production Company

Captain of a Gilbraltar ferry has the perfect situation--a sexy exotic wife in "Kalika" (assumedly meant to be Ceuta), and a nice domestic wife, 'sober, steadfast and demure,' on the Rock. Unfortunately things begin to change when he gets a bit careless and underestimates the female mind.

Amusing but dated comedy with a nicely droll performance by Guinness. Unfortunately that doesn't hide the fact that his character is a bit of a pig, something which tends to make the comedy less funny than it could have been. The admittedly clever ending doesn't really dispel that fact. Still kind of worth it to see Sir Alec playing the bongos, not to mention a very tipsy Celia Johnson!

-Dave W.


The Captain's Paradise
9th June 1953
Cinema



94 mins
1.37:1

The Captain's Paradise
28th September 1953
Cinema



94 mins
1.37:1



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Alec Guinness
Captain Henry St. James
Yvonne De Carlo
Nita St. James
Celia Johnson
Maud St. James
Charles Goldner
Chief Officer Carlos Ricco
Miles Malleson
Lawrence St. James
Walter Crisham
Bob
Nicholas Phipps
The Major
Bill Fraser
Absalom
Ferdy Mayne
The Sheikh
Sebastian Cabot
Ali
Peter Bull
Kalikan Officer
Claudia Grey
Susan Daley
Ann Hefferman
Daphne Bligh
Arthur Gomez
Pedro, Chief Steward
George Benson
Mr. James Salmon
Joss Ambler
Professor Ebbart
Victor Fairley
Customs Official #1
Michael Balfour
Customs Official #2
Robert Adair
Customs Official #3
Jacinta Dicks
Flower Seller
Alejandro Martinez
Guitarist
Tutte Lemkow
Principal Dancer
Andreas Malandrinos
Maitre d'Hotel
(as Andre Malandrinos)
Armand Guinle
Chief Engineer
(as Amando Guinle)
Paul Armstrong
Deck Officer
Raymond Ray
Mr. Barker, Storekeeper
(as Raymond Hoole)
Henry Longhurst
Professor Killick
Bernard Rebel
Mr. Wheeler
Ambrosine Phillpotts
Marjorie
Catharina Ferraz
Shopkeeper
(as Catharina Ferraz)
Roger Delgado
Kalikan Policeman
Joyce Barbour
Mrs. Reid, Housekeeper
Unknown
Firing Squad
Unknown
Firing Squad
Unknown
Firing Squad
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Firing Squad
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Firing Squad
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Firing Squad
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Firing Squad
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Firing Squad
Unknown
Deck Officer
Unknown
Deck Officer
Unknown
Deck Officer
Unknown
Helmsman
Barry Keegan
Helmsman (uncredited)
Unknown
Passenger Greeting Captain
Unknown
Passenger Greeting Captain
Unknown
Traffic Policeman Greeting Captain
Martin Lyder
Club Patron
(uncredited)
Louis Matto
Club Waiter
Unknown
Policeman on Gangway
Ewan Roberts
Policeman on Dock
(uncredited)
Richard Shaw
Policeman on Dock
(uncredited)
Unknown
Policeman on Dock
Unknown
Nita's Neighbor
Unknown
Nita's Neighbor
Unknown
Money Changer
Robert Rietty
Coffee Vendor
(uncredited)
Oscar Nation
Barber
(uncredited)
Unknown
Kalikan Policeman
Unknown
Kalikan Policeman
Unknown Male 27
Man at Cafe
Johnny Wyne
Passenger in Saloon
Unknown
Sailor at Dance
Joe Wadham
Neighbor Investigating Shooting
Unknown
Policeman Investigating Shooting
Unknown
Policeman Investigating Shooting
Unknown
Ricco's Wife #1 (photo)
Unknown
Ricco's Wife #2 (photo)
Roy Purcell
Officer of the Watch
(uncredited)
Alimami Allen
Minor Role (uncredited)
Pauline Challoner
Minor Role (uncredited)
Gibel Tarik
Golden Fleece
(uncredited)

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