A love letter to the River Thames. An elderly couple swap lock-keeper duties for a riverside pub, helped by friends; and romance blossoms for a pair of youngsters.
The same boat trip from Walton on Thames to Hampton Court can still be done today with boats leaving from Cowey Sale that pass through the lock shown in the film.
[Foreword] This is a simple story of the "River Folk" - unconventional, perhaps, for there is no "villain of the piece" while the star part is played by "Father Thames" himself - that old gentleman of many moods, dark and threatening one moment, and radiating sunshine the next. Our hero and heroine, and others of the cast have actually been the subject of his many vagaries in real life. For instance, Ted is played by an ex-Naval Rating while Ben, the lock-keeper - well, you'll find his double any day on the upper reaches of the river. The Producers take this opportunity of expressing their thanks to the Port of London Authority, and the Thames Conservancy for the courteous assistance extended to them during the making of this picture.
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