The Maggie (1954)

Genres - Comedy  |   Run Time - 92 min.  |   Countries - UK  |  
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Originally released as High and Dry, The Maggie was one of the most endearing of the "regional" British comedies of the 1950s. Hollywood's Paul Douglas plays an American businessman whose brash, glad-handing techniques earn nothing but cold stares in a tiny Scottish village. Ever anxious to cut costs, Douglas arranges with a local "transport company" to move his luggage to a remote Scots island. That's how he gets mixed up with The Maggie, a ranshackle old shipping vessel captained by taciturn Alex Mackenzie. Our only cavil: The Maggie is slow going at times, cutting its humor potential in half.

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America, bad-guy, boating, Britain, captain [military], cargo, conflict, executive, financier, good-guy, island, shipment, train [locomotive]