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Ha'penny Breeze (1950)

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A demobbed serviceman finds that his village has fallen on hard times. With the help of family, friends and the villagers he enters his boat in a yacht race. Winning will mean orders for new boats and life for the village.
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Edwin Richfield ...
Don Sharp ...
Johnny Craig
Gwynneth Vaughan ...
Joan King
Terry Everett ...
Brian King
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Mrs. King
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Mr. Simmonds
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David and Johnnie are demobbed ex-prisoners of war returning to David's home village. Johnnie is a keen yachtsman from Australia and David is a boat designer and heir to the famous generations old boat building firm of Harry King & Sons at Pin Mill. They arrive to find that the village has fallen on hard times. They persuade the villagers to help them renovate the fishing smack David had designed and built before the war and convert it to a yacht. By entering it into a yacht race they hope to win orders for new yacht builds and renew the fortunes of the village. Written by Julian Cable

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East coast England sailing yarn.
21 January 2003 | by (Toronto, Canada) – See all my reviews

It has been many years since I saw this film and it does not appear to have ever been released in home-viewing format. From my memory the action takes place on a river in Eastern England (the Orwell in fact) at a small village (Pin Mill) and concerns the usual good guys and bad guys in a sailing race aboard barges. The plot is not unusual with anticipated cheating and other shenanigans, but the good buys win the race and all live happily ever after. Made soon after the end of World War II, this was a pleasant Sunday afternoon at the cinema allowing the citizenry of U.K., who were still under some rationing even in 1950, a little escapism. It did the job admirably. I would love to find a copy, somewhere, somehow.


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