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Barnacle Bill (1957)

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In this slapstick British comedy, a proud man from a family of seamen is so prone to seasickness that even the slightest aqueous movement makes him unbearably ill. The man's illustrious family history is witnessed from the Stone Age via flashback. To preserve his family's name and his own honor, he opens up a hotel for sailors with an amusement pier. It is a great success and this inspires the jealousy of the local residents who try to destroy his new empire. Fortunately, the fellow's sailor pals intervene and save the day. ~ Sandra Brennan, Rovi

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Cast

Alec Guinness
as William Horatio Ambrose
Irene Browne
as Mrs. Barrington
Maurice Denham
as The Mayor
Victor Maddern
as Dredge Owner
Harold Goodwin
as Duckworth
Lloyd Lamble
as Superintendent Browning
Charles Cullum
as Major Kent
Joan Hickson
as Mrs. Kent
Warren Mitchell
as Artie White
Miles Malleson
as Erudite Angler
Sam Kydd
as Frogman
Richard Wattis
as Registrar of Shipping
Eric Pohlmann
as Liberamanian Consul
Newton Blick
as Bank Manager
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