Archie Pitt not only starred in the British Barnacle Bill, but also wrote the story upon which the screenplay was based. Pitt plays an elderly, widowed seaman who has raised his daughter Joan Gardner all by himself. Having spent his life scrimping, saving and sacrificing to ensure Gardner's happiness, Pitt is aghast at his daughter's choice in men. Your tear ducts will likely get quite a workout in the closing scenes. Sybil Jason, later a briefly popular Hollywood child star, is seen as young Joan Gardner. Neither the 1942 Barnacle Bill (a Wallace Beery vehicle) nor the 1958 film of that name (starring Alec Guinness) has any relation to the 1935 film.
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