Movies Barnacle Bill aka All At Sea (1957, Alec Guinness, Irene Browne) Published 6 months ago on November 25, 2018 This was Tibby Clarke’s last Ealing screenplay, the central premise being not unlike his Passport to Pimlico. Here, however, it isn’t the bureaucracy of suburbia that comes under the pen of Clarke’s surgical wit but the politics of middle-class seaside local councils. ALEC GUINNESS is William Horatio Ambrose, the last in a long line of seafarers – Guinness plays the previous half-dozen in a rapid montage reminiscent of a similar sequence in Kind Hearts and Coronets. Only this particular sailor is, unfortunately, prone to violent bouts of seasickness. Determined to carry on the family tradition, however, Ambrose buys the old pier in the town of Sandcastle-on-sea with plans to turn it into an entertainment centre – a non-ocean-going luxury cruiser. But the local council has other ideas, wishing to knock down the old pier for its own profit. Full-scale battle ensues, with Ambrose enlisting a flotilla of children’s boats to defend his pier against the marauding councillors, ending in a naval battle that sees the victorious Ambrose conquer his seasickness and drift across the Channel to France acclaimed as a national hero. production details UK | Ealing | 87 minutes | 1957 Director: Charles Frend Writer: T E B Clarke cast Alec Guinness as Captain William Horatio Ambrose Irene Browne as Mrs. Barrington Maurice Denham as Crowley Percy Herbert as Tommy Victor Maddern as Figg Allan Cuthbertson as Chailey Harold Goodwin as Duckworth Richard Wattis as Registrar of Shipping Lionel Jeffries as Garrod George Rose as Bullen Lloyd Lamble as Superintendent Browning Harry Locke as Reporter Mike Morgan as Larry Max Butterfield as Phil Donald Churchill as Roy Alec GuinnessAllan CuthbertsonCharles FrendComedyEalingGeorge RoseHarold GoodwinHarry LockeIrene BrowneLionel JeffriesLloyd LambleMaurice DenhamPercy HerbertRichard WattisVictor Maddern Advertisement advertisement and this just in Episodes5 hours ago Portals to Hell: Emerald Hill Hell House (S1EP5 Travel Fri 24 May 2019) Emerald Hill Hell House: Jack Osbourne and Katrina Weidman investigate a 19th-century estate in Monongahela, Pa., which is bursting with... Episodes5 hours ago Doom Patrol: Ezekiel Patrol (Season 1 Finale DC Fri 24 May 2019) Ezekiel Patrol: The Doom Patrol go their separate ways in the season finale. Airdate: Friday 24 May 2019 on DC.... Episodes5 hours ago Warrior: They Don’t Pay Us Enough to Think (S1EP8 Cinemax Fri 24 May 2019) They Don’t Pay Us Enough to Think: After a bloodbath on the streets of Chinatown, the Hop Wei and Long... Episodes5 hours ago Whistleblower Season 2 Premieres Fri 24 May 2019 on CBS WHISTLEBLOWER begins its second season on Friday, May 24 (8:00-9:00 PM, ET/PT), investigating the real-life David vs. Goliath stories of... Episodes5 hours ago Marvel’s Agents of S.H.I.E.L.D.: Fear and Loathing on the Planet of Kitson(S6EP3 ABC Fri 24 May 2019) Fear and Loathing on the Planet of Kitson: It’s a wild night out on the planet of Kitson for the... search EPISODES Episodes5 hours ago Blindspot: Coder to Killer (S4EP20 NBC Fri 24 May 2019) Coder to Killer: A horrifying and vengeful villain threatens the FBI. Weller considers his priorities. Zapata and Reade try to... Episodes5 hours ago Dynasty: Deception, Jealousy, and Lies (Season 2 Finale The CW Fri 24 May 2019) Deception, Jealousy, and Lies: As various members of the Carrington family make the ultimate decision between preserving their legacies and... Episodes5 hours ago Pitching In Premieres Fri 24 May on Acorn TV In the series opener of Pitching In, recent widower, Frank Hardcastle (Larry Lamb, EastEnders), is struggling to find the energy... advertisement MOVIES Movies2 months ago LelleBelle | 2010 | Anna Raadsveld, Benja Bruijning 19-year old Belle practices playing the violin diligently, but is unable to impart her music with a sensitive undertone. Her... Movies2 months ago Roma | Netflix 2018 | Yalitza Aparicio, Marina de Tavira In 1970s Mexico City, two domestic workers help a mother of four while her husband is away for an extended... Movies2 months ago War Dogs | 2016 | Jonah Hill, Miles Teller Based on the true story of two young men, David Packouz and Efraim Diveroli, who won a $300 million contract... mytvtonight mytvtonight devoted to all things film and tv.