Home and Away (film)

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]

Home and Away
Original British Quad poster
Directed byVernon Sewell
Produced byGeorge Maynard
Written byVernon Sewell (play adaptation)
R. F. Delderfield (additional dialogue)
Based onthe play Treble Trouble by Heather McIntyre
StarringJack Warner
Kathleen Harrison
Charles Victor
Thora Hird
Leslie Henson
Music byRobert Sharples
CinematographyBasil Emmott
Edited byPeter Rolfe Johnson
Distributed byEros Films (UK)
Release date
5 September 1956 (UK)
Running time
80 minutes
CountryUnited Kingdom


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's (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

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. 16 April 2009. Retrieved 3 June 2014.
  4. "Home and Away - Film from RadioTimes".
  5. "Home And Away".

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