After the death of their mother, two children in Liverpool run away from home to escape their cruel uncle who treats them harshly. They flee to Ireland in hopes of finding love and safety with their kindly grandmother. However, their uncle is a failed actor who is a master of disguise. He uses his skill to pursue them in hopes of finding them for his own financial gain. The children must rely on their wits and the kindness of strangers to stay ahead of him or their lives will be in mortal jeopardy. Written by
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Did You Know?
The song "You Don't Have to be Irish to be Irish" was a main feature of the 1971 St Patrick's Day Parade on Fifth Avenue in New York. See more
Finn is sometimes referred to as being thirteen, sometimes twelve. See more
The opening Columbia logo on this film has no lettering, just the lady with the torch. See more
Far Off Place
Music by Roy Budd
Lyrics by Roy Budd
& Brendan O'Dbuil
Performed by Dana
[Sheila sings the song in the evening Finn and Derval are at the camp; the song is later played over the end credits] See more