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High Tide at Noon (1957)

 -  Drama | Romance  -  21 July 1958 (Sweden)
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Set on an island off Nova Scotia, the jealousies and loves of the islanders unfold at a casual pace until economic necessity drives them to the mainland.

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Three Post Office employees are at work when the facility is held up. The robber kills the supervisor and knocks out another employee. The third one offers no resistance and survives ... See full summary »

Director: Anthony Asquith
Stars: Virginia McKenna, Bill Travers, Patrick McGoohan
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Betta St. John ...
Joanna
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Alec Douglas
Michael Craig ...
Nils
Flora Robson ...
Donna MacKenzie
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Stephen MacKenzie
Peter Arne ...
Owen MacKenzie
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Simon Breck
Patrick Allen ...
Charles MacKenzie
Jill Dixon ...
Matille Trudeau
Susan Beaumont ...
Kristy
John Hayward ...
Philip MacKenzie
Errol MacKinnon ...
Peter Grant
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Set on an island off Nova Scotia, the jealousies and loves of the islanders unfold at a casual pace until economic necessity drives them to the mainland.

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Gentle and enjoyable with a subtle power.
3 October 2006 | by (Australia) – See all my reviews

This is the tale of the collapse of a fishing community from the eyes of a girl at the heart of it. Gentle and warming, though with some much darker scenes the film has that elusive quality which holds the interest of the viewer throughout. Like many Rank movies it falls more towards the TV movie than Hollywood showcase, but still far superior to a mere television work.

Not an award winner or a well-loved treasure, High Tide at Noon is nonetheless a very watchable film and an pleasant way to spend an afternoon. The actress does have a certain naivety, but that is part of the charm of the picture.

I recommend this movie to all those who yearn for a simpler time.


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