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Floodtide (1949)

Approved | | Drama, Romance | 2 May 1949 (UK)
David Shields decides to become a ship designer instead of following the family tradition and entering farming.




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Cast overview, first billed only:
David Shields
Mary Anstruther
Joe Drummond
Jack Lambert ...
James Logan ...
Tim Brogan
Janet Brown ...
Gordon McLeod ...
Ian McLean ...
Sir John
Archie Duncan ...
Charlie Campbell
James Woodburn ...
John Shields
Molly Weir ...
Mrs. McTavish
Ian Wallace ...
1st Director
Alexander Archdale ...
2nd Director
Grace Gavin ...
Mrs. McCrae


David Shields decides to become a ship designer instead of following the family tradition and entering farming.

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Drama | Romance


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2 May 1949 (UK)  »

Also Known As:

Zwei junge Herzen  »

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1.37 : 1
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Made using Rank's "Independent Frame" production system. The system proved a costly flop. See more »


Joe Drummond: But you're working on the Clyde, boy, and that's an honour in itself if you'd the sense to see it. Ship-building started here more than a hundred years ago. Take away the Clyde and Britain would be sunk in any war we ever had to fight. This is the cradle of the craft my lad, all about you.
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This film is dedicated to all the skilled and devoted men in whose hands the proud tradition of the Clyde is in safe keeping. See more »


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Great Little Movie
22 June 2005 | by (Australia) – See all my reviews

One of the little hidden gems from the UK and the 1940's.

Predictable story line but wonderful acting and fantastic water-tank development scenes....

Working lad makes good, works his way up in the firm and ends up with the bosses daughter and revolutionizes (?) shipping design....

Reminds me of other great development movies (like the 1st British supersonic flight story) and a host of others made around that time..

Worth watching late night or on Saturday afternoons...

Cheers, JM

PS: Just wish our free to air stations in Australia would not put them on at 4am lol

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