Frank Burdon is a new reporter on a small-town Scottish paper. He's told to interview local politician William Gow, then left in charge of the paper overnight. He sees Gow being high-handed to a woman who can't afford to license her dog, and decides to run that story instead of the expected puff piece. Both are decent men, but a little too proud to back down, and the battle escalates into a criminal case... but at the same time, Burdon and Gow's daughter Victoria are falling in love. Written by
When Frank uses the embossing machine, he seems to be producing gibberish: we see him selecting the first few letters as PMJG, and just after that he makes a double letter. But when we see the tape, it isn't gibberish and there's no double letter in it. See more »
In keeping with the Scottish setting, the opening credits are shown on various Scottish plaids. See more »
You would probably have to be my age or older and to have lived in the London (England) area as a child; the only area then with television coverage in the UK; to know that the only film BBC television had access to in those days, when the film studios were determined that films would only be seen at the cinema, was 'Storm in a Teacup' staring Rex Harrison. During that period, 1949 - 1953, it was shown each Christmas as a special treat! Soppy film or not, it really was a treat then to see a film in the comfort of one's home.
Perhaps someone could add how it was that the BBC obtained this one and only film that allowed them to technically break the embargo.
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