Dir: Roy Baker
Starring: John Gregson and Kathleen Ryan
The struggles of a Belfast family after the father loses his job in the shipyards
Based on the 1954 Catherine Cookson novel A Grand Man, this drama is set on location in Belfast and there are two shots of industrial saddle tanks in one of the shipyards. The problem here is that they are very similar shots to those that appeared in the 1949 film Floodtide (qv), which was set in the Glasgow shipyards on the Clyde. This opens the debate as to what was where. Where these shots really in Glasgow and not Belfast, or where the Floodtide ones really in Northern Ireland?! Later, there is a scene with a young Richard O’Sullivan running along a railway line and climbing onto a bridge parapet with a railway carriage behind him. It appears that the bridge is a set with gratuitous shots of railway lines thrown in where appropriate.