Dir: Charles Crichton
Starring: Robert Beatty and Moira Lister
An Irish customs official dreams up an unusual way of raising money for a planned emigration to a South Pacific island
This rather tame Ealing comedy is based on the eponymous 1947 novel by Kenneth Sheils Reddin. Set in Dublin, some of the city’s trams are visible in the street scenes which is wholly fortuitous because the system closed completely the following year. There is also a shot of a train, in the form of a steam-hauled express passing along the seafront at Greystones, County Wicklow.