Not Wanted on Voyage (1957)

Genres - Comedy  |   Run Time - 82 min.  |   Countries - UK, USA  |  
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After years of faithful supporting service, British comic actor Ronald Shiner was finally rewarded with a few leading roles in the 1950s. In Not Wanted on Voyage, Shiner plays cockney ship's steward Higgins, who tends to the needs of the various passengers on a Tangiers-bound luxury liner. When a valuable necklace is stolen from one of the vacationing dowagers, Higgins and his buddy Hollebone (Brian Rix) decide to play detective, hoping for a huge reward upon recovering the missing item. Along the way, Higgins and Hollebone find it necessary to disguise themselves as Arabs, leading to a wacky slapstick chase. Even those filmgoers who'd seen and heard the wheezy gags in Not Wanted on Voyage in earlier films were amused by the breezy ridiculousness of the project.

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boating, crew, cruise, expensive, hustler, investigation, jewel-robbery, loot, luxury-liner, oceanliner, opal, passenger, robbery, sea, search, voyage