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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
Eva Rowland ...
Mrs. King
Roger Maxwell ...
Mr. Simmonds
John Powe ...
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Darcy Conyers ...
Richard Martin
Rigby Foster ...
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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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Typical morality play where good triumphs over not so good
18 October 2001 | by (Toronto, Canada) – See all my reviews

I recall seeing this old movie back in the 1950's when I was living in UK. It was particularly interesting at the time since the action takes place at Pin Mill in Suffolk on the River Orwell which is just up the river from where I lived at the time.

As mentioned by the other reviewer, it is b&w and involves yachts and I believe barges are also part of the action. I would love to see a release of this on late night TV or in a collection of B-movies since it has the kind of appeal which so few movies have today.


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