Home and Away (1956 film)

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Home and Away
"Home and Away" (1956 film).jpg
Original British Quad poster
Directed by Vernon Sewell
Produced by George Maynard
Written by Vernon Sewell (play adaptation)
R.F. Delderfield (additional dialogue)
Based on the play Treble Trouble by Heather McIntyre
Starring Jack Warner
Kathleen Harrison
Thora Hird
Leslie Henson
Music by Robert Sharples
Cinematography Basil Emmott
Edited by Peter Rolfe Johnson
Distributed by Eros Films (UK)
Release date
5th September 1956 (UK)
Running time
80 min
Country United Kingdom
Language English

Home and Away is a 1956 British second feature drama film directed by Vernon Sewell and starring Jack Warner and Kathleen Harrison.[1] It depicts the life of an ordinary working-class man after he wins the football pools.[2][3] The film reunited Warner and Harrison who had previously appeared together in the Huggetts series of films.[4]


After years of doing the football pools every week, Dad George Knowles (Jack Warner) is one day stunned to find all his score draws have come up and he's won the "treble Chance" jackpot. As George and family celebrate with an impromptu party, his son Johnnie (Bernard Fox) arrives home and drops a bombshell. It turns out the coupon is his and his workmate Sid Jarvis' (Harry Fowler). But when Sid's gold digging and wanton mother (Valerie White) finds out about the windfall she decides to lock her son up in order to keep him away from his share of the fortune.


Critical reception[edit]

TV Guide noted, "A few entertaining moments." [5]


  1. ^ Spicer, Andrew (3 October 2003). "Typical Men: The Representation of Masculinity in Popular British Cinema". I.B.Tauris – via Google Books. 
  2. ^ "Home and Away". 5 September 1956 – via IMDb. 
  3. ^ "BFI | Film & TV Database | HOME AND AWAY (1956)". Ftvdb.bfi.org.uk. 2009-04-16. Retrieved 2014-06-03. 
  4. ^ "Home and Away - Film from RadioTimes". 
  5. ^ "Home And Away". 

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