“ Genre: Comedy / Theatrical Release: 1936 / Universal, suitable for all / Director: William Beaudine / Actors: Will Hay, Moore Marriott ... / DVD released 2001-12-03 at Cinema Club / Features of the DVD: Black & White, PAL „
Will Hay - Windbag the Sailor.
This film stars Will Hay, Moore Marriott and Graham Moffatt.
All 3 together, making this a cracking film.
Windbag The Sailor was the first teaming of Will Hay, Moore Marriott and Graham Moffatt. The trio would go on to make Oh Mr Porter! And Ask a Policeman, my two favourites and many more films.
Captain Ben Cutlet is a story teller at his local bar; he tells fishy tails and in return gets a fair few free drinks.
Harbottle is the barman and manages to get a few freebies himself. Albert is the gofer and generally messes up Cutlets stories.
One day though his stories get him into trouble and he finds himself captain of a scruffy unseaworthy ship, The Rob Roy.
But the second mate and the ships owner want to sink the ship for the insurance money and Cutlet is going to take the blame.
But Will gets wind of the plan and after escaping being tied up he and his two cohorts end up on a life raft all at sea.
The mutinous crew try to scupper the ship and take to their lift boats but the ship stays afloat.
Will and the boys regain the ship, capture the crew and sail home.
With the great trio at its heart this film is easy on the eye. The jokes are simple and enjoyable. A nostalgic comedy which is funny and light.
Some remarks are made, which nowadays are clearly racist!
When Will and the boy's meet the island chief the language used is cringingly bad. This was made in 1936.
Format:Black & White, PAL
No of discs:1
Run Time: 82 minutes
Made in: 1936
There are no extras with this DVD, just chapter selection but the quality is perfect.