1hr 17mins
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.

Two trams circulate amongst the traffic at College Green
A busy scene outside Parliament House at the northern end of Grafton Street. The tram is working route number 8, Nelson’s Pillar to Castle Street, Dalkey. This was one of the final three tram routes to remain when services ceased altogether on 9th July 1949.
In this view from College Green, a tram passes outside Parliament House
Robert Beatty runs along the north beach at Greystones, County Wicklow, as a steam-hauled express passes by