John Smith, a middle-aged married man, is made redundant by his employer; at a loss and despairing, his friend Harry Jones suggests applying to the Embankment Fellowship Centre, a charity that provides hostelling, retraining and help finding work for men in his position. Written by
Did You Know?
This film had its first public screening in the UK on 15 October 2004, a mere 65 years after it was made. The first screening on 28 June 1939 was to an invited audience for the preview and launch. But a film about ex-servicemen having difficulty finding work wasn't popular in 1939 just as WWII was about to start and new recruits were needed for the armed forces - so it was never screened publicly. See more