The Captain's Paradise
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The Captain's Paradise
In this bright British comedy, we meet Capt. Henry St. James (Alec Guinness) as he stands before a firing squad and then learn of the curious chain of events that brought him to his fate. Henry is a ship's captain ferrying a steamer between Gibraltar and North Africa on a regular basis, and he's taken the notion of "a girl in every port" to a whole new level; he has a wife on each side of the water. In Gibraltar, there's Maude (Celia Johnson), an even-tempered housewife who keeps the house tidy and has dinner ready when Henry likes it. In North Africa, mate number two is… More

Critic Reviews from Rotten Tomatoes

"Starring Alec Guinness, this mildly entertaining British comedy was nominated for the Motion Picture Story Oscar."
‑ Emanuel Levy, EmanuelLevy.Com
"Disappointing lighthearted one-note sexual farce about a bigamist"
‑ Dennis Schwartz, Ozus' World Movie Reviews
"Lacks something of the charm of the Ealing films -- though it's hard to pinpoint why -- it's an all-too-often-overlooked Guinness film that deserves rediscovery"
‑ Ken Hanke, Mountain Xpress (Asheville, NC)
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