The Captain's Paradise (1953)

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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.


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  • Alec Guinness and Yvonne De Carlo in The Captain's Paradise (1953)
  • Alec Guinness and Celia Johnson in The Captain's Paradise (1953)
  • Alec Guinness and Yvonne De Carlo in The Captain's Paradise (1953)
  • Alec Guinness and Charles Goldner in The Captain's Paradise (1953)
  • Alec Guinness and Yvonne De Carlo in The Captain's Paradise (1953)
  • Nicholas Phipps in The Captain's Paradise (1953)

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20 December 2006 | jaybob
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| A delight in 1953 & still a delight in 2006
The Captains Paradise is a charming delightful comedy.

Alec Guiness is wonderful as always, this time as a ferry-boat Captain, ferrying between Gibralter & Morrocco,(Kalik in film). he happens to have a wife in Gibralter (Celia Johnson) & a lover in Morrocco (Yvonne deCarlo). Censors at the time did not allow him to have 2 wives at same time. It would be a spoiler to tell you more. This was filmed on location (filming on actual sites was still somewhat of a rarity in 1953. Gibralter & Tangier were very picturesque & it did add to the enjoyment.

The running time is only 86 minutes which is perfect timing for this type comedy. If this was made today, they would drag it out to near the 2 hour mark.

Rating *** (out of 4) points 88 (out of 100) IMDb 8 (out of 10)

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Release Date:

28 September 1953

Language

English


Country of Origin

UK

Filming Locations

Gibraltar

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