The Big Catch (1968)

Genres - Children's/Family, Drama  |   Run Time - 55 min.  |   Countries - UK  |  
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Judging by an overview of British kiddie-matinee films, one of the most popular plot lines is the "rescue at sea" gimmick. Usually, the rescuee is stranded on a tiny island, threatened by the incoming tide. Sometimes this occurs in the Channel Islands; in The Big Catch, the locale is a flyspeck isle off the coast of Scotland. The rescuers in this instance are a band of courageous Scottish children, who rush in where grownups fear to tread. At 55 minutes, The Big Catch was eminently suitable for Saturday morning exposure on American television.

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inheritance, child, family, gothic, man-vs-nature, race-against-time, reef, rescue, resurrection, stranded, struggle, trapped, warlock