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Barnacle Bill
Directed by:
Charles Frend

"Barnacle Bill" (also known as "Capitano soffre il mare, Il", "Kapitän Seekrank", "All at Sea") is a Comedy film directed by Charles Frend, and written by T.E.B. Clarke (screenplay), released on December 21 of 1957 in the USA , starring Alec Guinness, Irene Browne, Maurice Denham, Percy Herbert, Victor Maddern and Allan Cuthbertson.

Who directed "Barnacle Bill":

Barnacle Bill was directed by Charles Frend, an English director, writer, and actor.

Before making Barnacle Bill, Charles Frend had directed The Long Arm, released in 1956, Lease of Life (1954), The Cruel Sea (1953), The Magnet (1950), A Run for Your Money (1949), and Scott of the Antarctic (1948). Since, he directed Cone of Silence, released in 1960.

When was "Barnacle Bill" released:

Barnacle Bill was initially released on Saturday, December 21, 1957, in the United States.. This was sixty-one (61) years ago.

It has been released on Tuesday, December 17, 1957 in the United Kingdom; Friday, February 28, 1958 in France and on Friday, November 28, 1958 in Germany.

Who is at the casting of "Barnacle Bill":

At the casting of Barnacle Bill we find Alec Guinness, previously seen in The Bridge on the River Kwai (1957) and The Swan (1956); Irene Browne (The House in the Square (1951), Madeleine (1950)); Maurice Denham (The Spanish Gardener (1956), 23 Paces to Baker Street (1956)) [ more... ]

  • Fred Griffiths and Maurice Denham, Harold Goodwin, Richard Wattis, Harry Locke, Donald Churchill also appeared in The Captain's Table, released in 1959.
  • Harold Goodwin, George Rose, Harry Locke, Fred Griffiths and William Mervyn also appeared in The Long Arm, released in 1956.
  • Fred Griffiths and Victor Maddern, Lionel Jeffries, Lloyd Lamble, Frederick Piper also worked together in Dunkirk, released in 1958.
  • Fred Griffiths and Maurice Denham, Victor Maddern, Allan Cuthbertson can all be seen in Carrington V.C., released in 1955.
  • Percy Herbert, Victor Maddern, Harry Locke and Fred Griffiths also appeared in That's Carry On, released in 1977.
  • George Rose and Percy Herbert, Allan Cuthbertson also appeared together in The Devil's Disciple, released in 1959.
  • Harry Locke and Maurice Denham, Victor Maddern also appeared in Time Bomb, released in 1953.
  • Richard Wattis and Percy Herbert, Victor Maddern also appeared in Bunny Lake Is Missing, released in 1965.
  • Lionel Jeffries and Maurice Denham, Allan Cuthbertson can also be seen in Rocket to the Moon, released in 1967.
  • Irene Browne, Percy Herbert and Harry Locke also appeared together in Serious Charge, released in 1959.
  • Fred Griffiths and Alec Guinness, Frederick Piper also worked together in The Lavender Hill Mob, released in 1951.
  • Lloyd Lamble and Maurice Denham, Percy Herbert also appeared in Night of the Demon, released in 1957.
  • Alec Guinness, Maurice Denham and Victor Maddern also appeared in Malta Story, released in 1953.
  • Harry Locke and Maurice Denham, Victor Maddern also worked together in Sink the Bismarck!, released in 1960.
  • Fred Griffiths and George Rose, Harry Locke can all be seen in Reach for the Sky, released in 1956.
  • Victor Maddern, Harold Goodwin and Harry Locke also appeared in Angels One Five, released in 1952.
  • Fred Griffiths and Richard Wattis, Harry Locke also appeared together in Doctor in the House, released in 1954.
  • Lloyd Lamble and Richard Wattis, Lionel Jeffries also appeared in Blue Murder at St. Trinian's, released in 1957.
  • Frederick Piper and Lionel Jeffries, Harry Locke also appeared in Doctor at Large, released in 1957.
  • Fred Griffiths and Victor Maddern, Harold Goodwin can also be seen in The Square Peg, released in 1958.
  • Victor Maddern, Harold Goodwin and Richard Wattis also appeared together in The Longest Day, released in 1962.
  • Lionel Jeffries and Victor Maddern, Richard Wattis also worked together in Chitty Chitty Bang Bang, released in 1968.
  • Harry Locke and Victor Maddern, Harold Goodwin also appeared in On the Fiddle, released in 1961.
  • Victor Maddern, Allan Cuthbertson and Max Butterfield also appeared in I Was Monty's Double, released in 1958.
  • Fred Griffiths and Victor Maddern, Harry Locke also worked together in I'm All Right Jack, released in 1959.
  • Fred Griffiths and Victor Maddern, Harry Locke can all be seen in Light Up the Sky!, released in 1960.
  • Alec Guinness, Percy Herbert and Allan Cuthbertson also appeared in Tunes of Glory, released in 1960.
  • Fred Griffiths and Alec Guinness, Mike Morgan also appeared together in The Horse's Mouth, released in 1958.
  • Harold Goodwin and Alec Guinness, Percy Herbert also appeared in The Bridge on the River Kwai, released in 1957.
  • Fred Griffiths and Alec Guinness, Harold Goodwin also appeared in The Ladykillers, released in 1955.
  • Victor Maddern and Alec Guinness, Maurice Denham can also be seen in H.M.S. Defiant, released in 1962.

What is the Storyline of "Barnacle Bill":

William Horatio Ambrose (Guinness) wants desperately to live up to the proud family tradition; the Ambroses have always been mariners, hence their family motto, Omnes per Mare (All at Sea). In humorous vignettes, Guinness portrays all six, starting with a confused caveman pioneer and ending with his own father's ignominious demise at the Battle of Jutland. Ambrose has a debilitating problem however: he gets violently seasick at the slightest excuse. As a result, his contribution to World War II [...]

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