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

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

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

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!

Production Details

UK certificate
U
Duration
72 minutes
Release date
Saturday 24th September 1938
Production company
Picture
Black and white
Soundtrack
Music composed and lyrics written by Harry Parr-Davies and Harry O'Donovan.
Laugh track
None

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