When Jim Fletcher is told by his firm, that his new furniture designs, are not in keeping with the firms image. he threatens to resign, and decides to uproot his family, and emigrate to Australia. but his problems are only just beginning.

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Fletcher
Margaret Johnston ...
Helen
June Thorburn ...
Peggy
John Fraser ...
Richard
Roland Culver ...
Fairbright
Alison Leggatt ...
Alice Fairbright
Margaret Halstan ...
Mrs. Pritchett
Henry B. Longhurst ...
Mr. Pritchett (as Henry Longhurst)
James Hayter ...
Kimball
Basil Dignam ...
Stevens
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Mrs. Baxter
Gabrielle Brune ...
Waitress
Warwick Ashton ...
Policeman
Dorothy White ...
Girl on the Bridge
Liz Fraser ...
Girl on the Bridge (as Elizabeth Winch)
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When Jim Fletcher is told by his firm, that his new furniture designs, are not in keeping with the firms image. he threatens to resign, and decides to uproot his family, and emigrate to Australia. but his problems are only just beginning.

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When the two men are arguing over the price of jack Hawkins car, they agree to 'toss a coin' to decide the price. Jack Hawkins points across the road to a lamp post in which to toss the coin under but in the next shot they are under a different lamp post on the same side of the road as the car is. See more »

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minor Ealing comedy
28 September 2015 | by (london) – See all my reviews

Like the previous reviewer I had never seen this film before until it was shown on London Live.It was made at a time when Australia was offering nine pounds assisted passages to people prepared to emigrate.This was an offer taken up by many people.This was long before TV programmes showed prospective emigrants what their new life would be like.Also in those days it seems to have been the husband who made important decisions unilaterally.Jack Hawkins plays the husband and it is so unusual to find him playing a role of this type.It is an amiable sort of film shot in a rather garish Eastman colour.This film came towards the end of Balcons reign at Ealing.


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