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Barnacle Bill

Barnacle Bill

Richard Thorpe (1957)

U Certificate
Sun 18 Dec 12:20pm - 2:10pm CHRISTMAS GOLD
See Repeats
Sun 18 Dec, 1:20pm - 3:10pm CHRISTMAS GOLD +1
Thu 22 Dec, 12:30pm - 2:15pm CHRISTMAS GOLD
Thu 22 Dec, 1:30pm - 3:15pm CHRISTMAS GOLD +1


Our Score
Also shown on TV as All at Sea, this is the last of the Ealing comedies. Written by TEB Clarke, who scripted so many of the studio's comic classics, it's a wearisome affair that tries every trick to recall past glories. There are echoes of Passport to Pimlico and Kind Hearts and Coronets (with Alec Guinness playing his ancestors in several contrived flashbacks), and the action brims over with eccentric characters who could be refugees from any of the film's more illustrious predecessors. But it's all in vain, as this is an unfunny and slightly embarrassing bore.


A fishing boat captain faces financial hardship when forced to enter into a big-time contract. Drama, starring Wallace Beery, Marjorie Main and Leo Carrillo.

Cast & Crew

Bill Johansen Wallace Beery
Marge Cavendish Marjorie Main
Pico Rodriguez Leo Carrillo
Virginia Johansen Virginia Weidler
"Pop" Cavendish Donald Meek
Director Richard Thorpe
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Other Information

Language: English Black and White Theatrical distributor: Jury Metro-Goldwyn Ltd


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