Windbag the Sailor
|Windbag the Sailor|
|Directed by||William Beaudine|
|Produced by||Michael Balcon|
|Written by||Stafford Dickens
|Music by||Charles Williams|
|Cinematography||Jack E. Cox|
|Edited by||R.E. Dearing
|Distributed by||Gainsborough Pictures|
Windbag the Sailor (1936) is a British comedy film directed by William Beaudine, starring Will Hay in the title role. The film marked the first appearance of Hay with Graham Moffatt and Moore Marriott acting as his straight men, however both Moffatt and Marriott had previously acted in films starring Hay prior to this, in Dandy Dick and Where There's a Will, respectively.
Ben Cutlet (Will Hay) is a sea captain who entertains his bar room audience with tales of his days at sea, although his maritime experience extent is only the navigating of a coal barge. His tall tales catch him out when he is conned into commanding the Rob Roy, an unseaworthy ship, to the West Indies by a gang of criminals who mean to scuttle the ship for the insurance money.
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