Synopsis by Hal Erickson
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.
inheritance, child, family, gothic, man-vs-nature, race-against-time, reef, rescue, resurrection, stranded, struggle, trapped, warlock