This film received its earliest documented telecast and its USA premiere Monday 28 August 1944 on New York City's pioneer television station WNBT (Channel 1). In both Philadelphia and Baltimore, it first aired Saturday 29 May 1948 on WPTZ (Channel 3) and WBAL (Channel 11).
The fishing jersey is known locally as a "gansey." Each fishing jersey had a pattern unique to the family to identify corpses. The jersey pattern used in the film for the Lunn family was the Duke pattern.
This was the first feature film to be made by J. Arthur Rank, who up until then had only made religious short films. He was very dissatisfied with the studio facilities he was given at Elstree; and because of his enthusiasm for continued film-making, decided to have his own studios. And so he joined with a man called Henry Boot, and together they founded and built Pinewood Studios.