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Captain's Table (1960)





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A typical light comedy based on a novel by Richard Gordon, The Captain's Table has director Jack Lee at its own helm, riding high on the success of his 1956 A Town Like Alice. Captain Ebbs (John Gregson) brings a part of his freighter experience with him as he takes charge of an ocean liner for the first time. He soon finds that the tactics that worked on the freighter do not work here, though his crew could use some discipline. His purser has sticky fingers, his chief officer has a roving eye, and the steward has his own problems. And then there are passengers like the secret heiress, the charming widow, the temptress, the would-be novelist, and the offensive VIP. Eventually, the captain catches on to the nuances of his new role, confident that he and the "Love Boat" can weather any storm. ~ Eleanor Mannikka, Rovi


John Gregson
as Capt. Ebbs
Peggy Cummins
as Mrs. Judd
Donald Sinden
as Shawe Wilson
Nadia Gray
as Mrs. Porteous
Richard Wattis
as Prittlewell
Lionel Murton
as Bernie Floate
Bill Kerr
as Bill Coke
Joan Sims
as Maude Pritchett
Miles Malleson
as Canon Swingler
James Hayter
as Earnshaw
June Jago
as Gwenny Coke
Nora Nicholson
as Mrs. Lomax
Joseph Tomelty
as Dalrymple
John Warner
as Henry Lomax
Maurice Denham
as Maj. Broster
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All Critics (2)

A British comedy, this one begins promisingly and has some robust laughs scattered throughout but its style becomes strained amidships.

November 5, 2019 | Full Review…

The viewer will find a few hearty chuckles and a number of smaller giggles involved, the movie creating an amiable atmosphere and general good cheer.

November 1, 2012 | Rating: 6/10 | Full Review…

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