Charles Byrd, known as "Chick", has spent his adult life acting in small repertory companies all over the UK, and he's never had much luck. All too aware that he's no longer young, Chick makes one last stab at finding success in London.
David Preston, a bank official goes missing for twenty-four hours and has no memory of the lost time, but when he learns that the steward of his local club has implicated him in a robbery, ... See full summary »
Young Jenny heads to the South of England to start a new career as a school teacher. Even before she has had a chance to settle in she meets Patrick, one of the local "lads". Within a short... See full summary »
When newlyweds Jack and Peggy face eviction, they are tricked into buying a rundown houseboat. After rebuilding the engine, they take their friends Sid and Sandra on a trip down the river ... See full summary »
Opening credits: All characters and events in this film are fictitious. Any, similarity to actual events or persons, living or dead, is purely coincidental. See more »
In the last scene of the film, the final words spoken by James Hayter are "Next year it's gonna be Brighton - and that's final." The spoken word 'Brighton' does not match what is actually said. See more »
This film doesn't seem to be available on Youtube so I shall have to wait to refresh my memory of it until it appears one fine night or day out of peak hours on goodness knows what channel. But what I can remember of it I remember with fondness. I consider it a minor gem of early post-war British cinema.
The War, and there is still only one war which we call the War, had not been long over after the time the film was set and produced and it does, from what I remember, reproduce that attitude of Little England, and Little Englanders, and a sense of England in the best sense of the phrase which has now disappeared. The two stories which are strong is Bill Owen so smarting from an inferiority complex he joins the Foreign Legion, and that would have made a good sequel in itself, and the heart warming story of Bill Sinden as the young veteran who finally finds himself and his heart through returning to France and encountering a lovely French girl - a dream for many Englishmen then and now! I believe the story ends with the organiser of the trip complaining that next year the annual Pub Trip will stay safely on the English side of the Channel! Vive La France and Vive L'Angleterre!
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