AUS / GB
Dir: James Gilbert
Starring: Harry Secombe and Maggie Fitzgibbon
Emigrating to Australia after realising that his unrequited love for a colleague will never flourish, a Welsh teacher organises his pupils into a children’s choir
This rather pleasant Anglo-Australian comedy drama has a shot of the sidings at Deep Navigation Colliery in Treharris with mineral wagons visible but no locomotives. In Australia, this film ran with the working titles of The Education of Stanley Evans and The Immigrant but it was released as Sunstruck. It was Harry Secombe’s final film role and despite its apparent popularity both here and particularly down under it did not perform well either commercially or critically.