- The Captain's Paradise
name = The Captain's Paradise
producer = Anthony Kimmins
Alec Coppell Nicholas Phipps
Alec Guinness Celia Johnson Yvonne De Carlo
British Lion Films
June 9, 1953
runtime = 93 min.
country = UK
language = English
imdb_id = 0045607
In 1958, the film was made into a Broadway
musical comedy, retitled " Oh, Captain!".
Captain Henry St. James (Alec Guinness), a prosperous seafaring man, is a bigamist, maintaining households at either end of the route his ship takes every few days. On Gibraltar, he lives with quiet, very domestic Maud (
Celia Johnson); he comes home to find his pipe and slippers ready for him, and his adoring wife in the kitchen preparing his dinner. He sits cosily in his armchair, reads the papers and relaxes. In Morocco on the other hand, his wife Nita ( Yvonne de Carlo) is a hot-blooded, exotic lady, who shuns housework and prefers to be taken out to noisy, crowded restaurants, where they lead a loud and wild lifestyle.
Over time, the two begin to reverse their roles - Maud expresses a desire to go out and paint the town red, while Nita wants to stay home and cook for her man. Henry wants things to stay just the way they have been, and his attempts to maintain the status quo lead to comical results.
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