Penny Paradise. Image shows from L to R: Captain Joe Higgins (Edmund Gwenn), Pat (Jimmy O'Dea). Copyright: Associated Talking Pictures
Penny Paradise

Penny Paradise

  • 1938 film

Poorly paid tug captain Joe Higgins gets quite a boost when his predictions up in the football pools, but not all is quite as it seems. Stars Edmund Gwenn, Betty Driver, Jimmy O'Dea, Ethel Coleridge, Maire O'Neill and more.

  • Repeated tomorrow at 6am on TPTV
Penny Paradise. Image shows from L to R: Pat (Jimmy O'Dea), Betty Higgins (Betty Driver), Captain Joe Higgins (Edmund Gwenn). Copyright: Associated Talking Pictures

Key details

Genre
Film
Released
1938
Creator
Basil Dean
Stars
Edmund Gwenn, Betty Driver, Jimmy O'Dea, Ethel Coleridge, Maire O'Neill, Jack Livesey, Syd Crossley, Lloyd Pearson and more
Writers
Thomas Thompson, W. L. Meade and Thomas Browne
Director
Carol Reed
Producer
Basil Dean
Companies

Liverpool docks tug captain Joe Higgins is understandably delighted when he predicts the correct results of 15 football matches on the penny pools, estimating a prize fund of around £20,000.

As he and hard-up daughter Betty set about celebrating their good fortune, a further surprise looks set to come their way - and not least down to Joe's new-found confidence!

Additional details

UK certificate
U
Duration
72 minutes
UK release
Saturday 24th September 1938
Distributors

Associated British Film Distribution

Production
Studio
Camera set-up
Single camera
Picture
Black and white
Soundtrack
Music composed and lyrics written by Harry Parr-Davies and Harry O'Donovan.

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Broadcast details

Next repeats
  1. Tomorrow at 6am on TPTV
All previous repeats
  • Saturday 19th February 2022 at 1:35pm on TPTV
  • Thursday 18th November 2021 at 6:30pm on TPTV

Recording details

  • Ealing Studios - Filmed from May 1938.

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