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High Tide at Noon (1957)

Not Rated | | Drama, Romance | 2 August 1957 (Ireland)
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.

Director:

Philip Leacock

Writers:

Elisabeth Ogilvie (novel), Neil Paterson
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Cast

Cast overview:
Betta St. John ... Joanna
William Sylvester ... Alec Douglas
Michael Craig ... Nils
Flora Robson ... Donna MacKenzie
Alexander Knox ... Stephen MacKenzie
Peter Arne ... Owen MacKenzie
Patrick McGoohan ... Simon Breck
Patrick Allen ... Charles MacKenzie
Jill Dixon ... Matille Trudeau
Susan Beaumont Susan Beaumont ... Kristy
John Hayward John Hayward ... Philip MacKenzie
Errol MacKinnon 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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The dramatic ebb and flow of a young girl's love...

Genres:

Drama | Romance

Certificate:

Not Rated | See all certifications »
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Details

Country:

UK

Language:

English

Release Date:

2 August 1957 (Ireland) See more »

Also Known As:

Alta marea a mezzogiorno See more »

Company Credits

Production Co:

The Rank Organisation See more »
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Sound Mix:

Mono (Westrex Recording System)

Aspect Ratio:

1.37 : 1
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Gentle and enjoyable with a subtle power.
3 October 2006 | by sunny lovett (dwtaxi)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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