The Captain's Paradise

Synopsis: Mediterranean ferryboat captain Henry St James has things well organized - a loving and very English wife Maud in Gibraltar, and the loving if rather more hot-blooded Mistress, Nita in Tangiers. A perfect life. As long as neither woman decides to follow him to the other port.
Genre: Comedy, Romance
Director(s): Anthony Kimmins
  Nominated for 1 Oscar. Another 1 nomination.
 
IMDB:
7.1
Year:
1953
94 min
30 Views

[ Screeching ]

[ Shouting ]

[ Shouting Commands

In Spanish ]

[ Speaking Spanish ]

[ Spanish ]

[ Speaking Spanish ]

[ Spanish ]

OH, FOR THE LOVE OF MIKE.

GET ON WITH IT.

[ Speaking Spanish ]

[ Spanish ]

[ Shouting Command

In Spanish ]

[ Spanish ]

- [ Gunshots ]

- [ Screeching ]

[ Horn Blows ]

[ Spanish ]

TELL THEM TO CARRY ON

WITH THEIR DUTIES.

SI, MI CAPITAN.

THAT WOULD HAVE BEEN

THE DEAREST WISH OF--

OF CAPTAIN ST. JAMES.

EXCUSE ME--

NO. PLEASE. FOR PASSENGERS,

THE BRIDGE, NEVER.

YES, BUT I MUST SPEAK TO--

NOT NOW.

HAVE YOU NO FEELINGS ?

PLEASE, PLEASE, PLEASE.

THANK YOU.

SHIP IS YOURS.

I'M NOT TO BE DISTURBED.

SUS ORDERES, MI CAPITAN.

IF I'M WANTED,

I'M IN MY CABIN.

I'M VERY SORRY

TO BOTHER YOU--

YOU'RE NOT BOTHERING ME.

[ Door Closes ]

AH, PLEASE.

WILL YOU LEAVE ME ALONE ?

CAPTAIN,

I-I HAVE TO SPEAK TO YOU.

IT'S VITALLY IMPORTANT.

DID I HEAR RIGHT ?

DID YOU SAY:

CAPTAIN ST. JAMES ?

YES, YOU DID HEAR RIGHT.

NOW, PLEASE GO.

WELL, I'M LAWRENCE ST. JAMES,

CAPTAIN HENRY ST. JAMES'S

UNCLE.

I DON'T CARE IF YOU'RE--

HIS UNCLE ?

YES. AND I'VE COME

FROM ENGLAND TO TALK TO HIM.

YOU ARE TOO LATE.

BUT-- DO YOU MEAN

IT WAS FOR HIM, THE--

WELL, THAT WREATH

AND, UH, THE FLAG ?

YES.

BUT WHAT DID HE DIE OF ?

BULLETS.

HE WAS EXECUTED,

FIVE MINUTES AGO.

EXECUTED ?

WHY ?

A GREAT SOUL.

A GREAT MIND.

YES, BUT--

A GENIUS.

ONE DAY, THE WORLD

WILL KNOW OF HIS GREAT WORK.

HIS WHAT ?

HIS SEARCH FOR:

THE SECRET OF HAPPINESS.

OH, DON'T TELL ME

HE WAS STILL AFTER THAT.

STILL ?

WELL, HE WAS ALWAYS AFTER IT,

EVER SINCE HE WAS A STUDENT--

THE PERFECT WAY OF LIFE.

BUT THERE:

WAS ALWAYS A FLAW.

OH, HE TRIED PERSIA,

TIBET, EVEN AUSTRALIA.

AUSTRALIA ?

SPENT A WHOLE YEAR

AMONG THE ABORIGINES.

I ALWAYS THOUGHT HE'D

GROW OUT OF SUCH NONSENSE

AS HE GOT OLDER.

- BUT HE FOUND IT.

- THE PERFECT LIFE.

WHERE ?

YES, RIGHT HERE

UNDER OUR VERY NOSES.

IS THAT WHY HE WAS SHOT ?

PERHAPS.

FOR GOODNESS' SAKE, CAPTAIN,

WHAT WAS IT ?

PERHAPS IT IS FATE,

YOU COMING HERE LIKE THIS TODAY,

ON THE VERY DAY THAT HE IS GONE.

AND I CAN TELL OF HIS SECRET,

OF HIS GENIUS.

YES, YES, YES.

BUT WHY WAS HE EXECUTED ?

TO A GREAT MAN.

CAPTAIN HENRY ST. JAMES.

[ Horn Blowing ]

[ Captain ]

AND A GREAT SEAMAN.

HUNDREDS OF TIMES

I WATCH HIM TAKE THIS SHIP

OUT OF GIBRALTAR.

NEVER A SCRATCH.

[ Speaking Spanish ]

[ Spanish ]

[ Spanish ]

[ Horn Blows ]

- [ Spanish ]

- [ Spanish ]

[ Horn Blows ]

SHE'S ALL YOURS, RICCO.

I'LL BE IN MY CABIN

IF YOU WANT ME.

VERY GOOD, CAPTAIN.

[ Bell Clanging ]

[ Snaps Fingers ]

[ Spanish ]

[ Spanish ]

GOOD MORNING.

OH, CAPTAIN.

HOW DO YOU DO ?

HOW DO YOU DO ?

CAN YOU TELL US WHAT TIME

WE GET TO KALIK ?

6:
15 TOMORROW EVENING.

OH, WE ARE SO EXCITED.

YOU SEE, WE'VE NEVER BEEN

TO NORTH AFRICA BEFORE.

WE LOVED:

SPAIN AND GIBRALTAR,

BUT THEY SAY NORTH AFRICA--

IS A FASCINATING COUNTRY.

WELL, I TRUST YOU ENJOY

YOUR TRIP. IT WON'T BE ROUGH.

OH, THA WON'T BOTHER ME.

MY DADDY'S A SAILOR,

LIKE YOU.

REALLY ?

THE PASSENGER LIST, SIR.

WILL YOU ARRANGE YOUR TABLE

FOR DINNER NOW ?

LATER.

OH, CAPTAIN.

I'M SUSAN DAILEY.

OH, AND I'M DAPHNE BLIGH.

SUSAN DAILEY:

AND DAPHNE BLIGH.

THEN I SHALL SEE YOU

AT DINNER.

EVENING,CAPITAN.

EVENING, PEDRO.

GOOD EVENING, SENORS.

GOOD EVENING.

[ Speaking Arabic ]

[ Speaking Arabic ]

GOOD EVENING, GENTLEMEN.

UH, PROFESSOR, WILL YOU

SIT HERE. MR. SALMON.

EXCUSE ME ONE MOMENT.

GOOD EVENING.

HELLO.

GOOD EVENING, CAPTAIN.

I HOPE YOU'RE

ENJOYING YOUR TRIP.

OH, YES, WE CERTAINLY ARE.

I CAN THOROUGHLY RECOMMEND

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Alec Coppel

Alec Coppel (17 September 1907 – 22 January 1972) was an Australian-born screenwriter, novelist and playwright. He spent the majority of his career in London and Hollywood, specialising in light thrillers, mysteries and sex comedies. He is best known for the films Vertigo (1958), The Captain's Paradise (1953), Mr Denning Drives North (1951) and Obsession (1949), and the plays I Killed the Count and The Gazebo. more…

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