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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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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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"The Lobsters Are Back!!"
13 January 2020 | by richardchattenSee all my reviews

Having demonstrated a flair for drama set in offbeat locations, director Philip Leacock was promoted to making this ambitious adaptation of Elisabeth Ogilvie's 1944 novel (the first of a trilogy of which only this was filmed), which although entered by Rank at Cannes has since fallen so totally off the radar it isn't in either Maltin or Halliwell's.

It's all rather dour, and perhaps the lack of children denied Leacock the inspiration that gave life to his earlier films. Although resembling a French silent film - or thirties British attempts at neo-realism 'Turn of the Tide' and 'Edge of the World' - to judge from the ammount of process work and studio exteriors, most of the interesting supporting cast plainly never left Britain for the dialogue scenes.


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