Windbag the Sailor
|Windbag the Sailor|
|Directed by||William Beaudine|
|Produced by||Michael Balcon|
|Music by||Charles Williams|
|Cinematography||Jack E. Cox|
|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 the famous team of Hay, Moffatt and Marriott.
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.