Movies Barnacle Bill aka All At Sea (1957, Alec Guinness, Irene Browne) Published 3 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 Episodes21 hours ago Miracle Workers: 12 Days (TBS Tues 26 Feb 2019) 12 Days: A troublesome human complicates Craig and Eliza’s plan, while Sanjay attempts to burnish his credentials. With Steve Buscemi,... Episodes21 hours ago Teachers: The Final Robe (TV Land Tues 26 Feb 2019) The Final Robe: Ms. Bennigan has two spots left in her bridal party and the three remaining teachers compete to... Episodes21 hours ago Food Truck Nation: Smoked, Stuffed and Frozen Finds (S1EP8 Tues 26 Feb 2019 on Cooking) Chef Brad Miller visits a food truck in Orange County that has its own custom smoker onboard, then he tries... Episodes21 hours ago The Rookie: Plain Clothes Day (S1EP14 ABC Tues 26 Feb 2019) Plain Clothes Day: The rookies are really put to the test when their training officers accompany them out of uniform... Episodes21 hours ago Hometown Homicide: Local Girl Gone (S1EP2 ID Tues 26 Feb 2019) Local Girl Gone: When 15-year-old high school freshman Danielle Locklear, of Hope Mills, N.C., went missing in March 2014, her... search EPISODES Episodes21 hours ago NCIS: Crossing the Line (S16EP15 CBS Tues 26 Feb 2019) Crossing the Line: The NCIS team investigates a man overboard fatality from a Navy destroyer at sea. Also, Torres is... Episodes21 hours ago The Voice: The Blind Auditions Premiere, Part 2 (NBC Tues 26 Feb 2019) The Blind Auditions Premiere, Part 2: The “Blind Auditions” continue as superstar coaches Kelly Clarkson, John Legend, Adam Levine and... Episodes21 hours ago black-ish: Black History Month (S5EP14 ABC Tues 26 Feb 2019, with Octavia Spencer) Black History Month: Dre is upset after he learns that Jack and Diane are getting the same surface-level education about... advertisement MOVIES Movies2 weeks ago Private Worlds (Paramount 1935, Charles Boyer, Claudette Colbert) Charles Boyer stars as the new superintendent of a progressive mental hospital. His apparent coldness first arouses resentment among the... Movies2 weeks ago Yucatán (2018, Luis Tosar, Stephanie Cayo) In farcical comedy Yucatán a pair of white collar thieves compete fiercely against each other trying to steal from an... Movies2 weeks ago The Breaker Upperers (Netflix Fri 15 Feb 2019, Jackie van Beek, Madeleine Sami) Two women run a business breaking up couples for cash but when one develops a conscience their friendship unravels. production... MY TV TONIGHTWhat's on and when. Broadcast, cable and streaming... BRITISH FILM 1930-1990The Viewer's Guide to British Film 1930-1990 Indepth guide to six decades of cinema in the UK.