Release date15 March 1949 (London) (UK) WriterGeorge Blake, Donald B. Wilson, Frederick Wilson ScreenplayFrederick Wilson, George Blake, Donald B. Wilson CastGordon Jackson (David Shields), Rona Anderson (Mary Anstruther), John Laurie (Joe Drummond) Similar moviesThese Foolish Things (2005), That Lady (1955), Beyond the Fire (2009), Ae Fond Kiss (2004), Butterfly Man (2002)
A shipyard worker (Gordon Jackson) falls in love with his bosss daughter (Rona Anderson) while working his way to the top.
Floodtide is a 1949 British romantic drama film directed by Frederick Wilson and starring Gordon Jackson, Rona Anderson, John Laurie and Jimmy Logan. The film was one of four of David Rawnsleys Aquila Films that used his proposed "independent frame" technique.
David Shields refuses to go into agriculture and opts instead for ship building
A young Scotsman becomes a ship designer instead of following the family tradition and entering farming. He works his way up the firm, marries the bosss daughter, and revolutionises shipbuilding.
Gordon Jackson as David Shields
Rona Anderson as Mary Anstruther
John Laurie as Joe Drummond
Jack Lambert as Anstruther
Jimmy Logan as Tim Brogan
Janet Brown as Rosie
Elizabeth Sellars as Judy
Gordon McLeod as Pursey
Ian McLean as Sir John
Archie Duncan as Charlie Campbell
James Woodburn as John Shields
Molly Weir as Mrs. McTavish
Ian Wallace as 1st Director
Alexander Archdale as 2nd Director
Grace Gavin as Mrs. McCrae
The Radio Times wrote, "the grim grandeur of the Clyde shipyards provides the setting for this lacklustre melodrama which trades on the British docudramatic tradition while dealing in potboiling cliches" ; the Oxford Times wrote, "this is a classic town-and-country saga that is spiritedly played by an exceptional Scottish ensemble" ; while Eye for Film wrote, "Industry is the real star of this film. Its full of passion for building a better future and it may well prove inspiring to engineers just starting out today."