The Captain's Table

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"Another Hilarious Comedy From the Author of the Notorious "Doctor in the House" Series!"
  • 1959
  • 1 hr 30 min
  • 5.9  (397)

The Captain's Table is a 1959 British comedy-drama film directed by Jack Lee and starring John Gregson, Peggy Cummins, and Donald Sinden. The film revolves around the lives of various passengers aboard a luxury ocean liner on a voyage from England to New York. The passengers belong to different social classes, and their stories intersect as they all dine at the captain's table.

John Gregson plays the ship's captain, who is known for inviting a mix of passengers to his table every night. Among them are a successful businessman, married couples, a countess, a former actress, and a journalist. Donald Sinden portrays the journalist, who is writing a book about the voyage and the people on board. Peggy Cummins plays a married woman who catches the eye of the captain.

The film is divided into several vignettes, each focusing on a character's story. The captain is shown to be a friendly and congenial host, happy to interact with passengers of all backgrounds. He is also concerned with the safety of the ship and the well-being of his crew. As the voyage progresses, he becomes more and more smitten with the married woman, despite her protests that she is faithful to her husband.

The businessman is a self-made man with an air of superiority. He clashes with the countess, who is quick to point out his lack of breeding. The former actress is traveling with her elderly husband, who is infatuated with her but unaware of her past. The journalist is keen to get scoops on the passengers, but also forms a friendship with a young couple who are emigrating to America.

Throughout the film, there are glimpses of life behind the scenes on the ship. Crew members deal with various mishaps, from a drunken passenger falling overboard to a child being lost. The captain and his officers work to keep the ship on course, and tensions arise when they clash with the businessman, who is trying to exert influence over them.

Overall, The Captain's Table is a charming and entertaining film that showcases the talents of its ensemble cast. It offers a glimpse into life on a luxury liner in the late 1950s, as well as the social norms and relationships of the time. The film is both humorous and poignant, with each character's story adding depth and nuance to the overall narrative. Fans of classic British cinema are sure to enjoy this gem.

The Captain's Table is a 1959 comedy with a runtime of 1 hour and 30 minutes. It has received moderate reviews from critics and viewers, who have given it an IMDb score of 5.9.

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    1 hr 30 min
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  • IMDB Rating
    5.9  (397)