Why Sailors Leave Home

Why Sailors Leave Home

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Made in 1930, this musical Middle Eastern adventure was the second comedy film starring former Great War entertainer Leslie Fuller – the 'rubber-faced comedian' who was at the height of his popularity in Britain during the 1930s. Featuring Fuller in the much-loved role of dim-witted Cockney Bill, and co-written by his erstwhile concert-party cohort Syd Courteney, the film is presented here in a brand-new digital transfer in its as-exhibited theatrical aspect ratio.

When their ship arrives in an Arabian port, the sailors are given shore leave – among them Bill Biggles, who has previously had little success with women. Visiting a sheik who has long been under obligation to him, Bill is welcomed at the palace, and the polygamous ruler, who has abducted a damsel, decides to absent himself and appoint Bill as his deputy. It seems Bill's luck is set to change dramatically – until the wives decide to go on strike!

Cast In Alphabetical Order

Dmitri Vetter as Multhasa Eve Gray as Slave Girl Frank Melroyd as Captain Gladys Cruickshank as Slave Girl Leslie Fuller as Bill Biggles Lola Harvey as Maya Peter Bernard as George Syd Courtenay as Sheik Sidi Ben


Produced by John Maxwell Directed by Monty Banks Screenplay by Lola Harvey & Syd Courtenay Scenario by Val Valentine Running Time 57 minutes. Theatrical Release 1930

Synopsis Taken From DVD Cover ©2014 Network

Film Images ©1930 Studiocanal Films Ltd.

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