The port city of Bristol, England, in the 1800s is home to Java Head, a sailing ship line company. The owner has two sons. One, a handsome seafarer, is in love with a local girl, but cannot marry her due to a long-running feud between their fathers. After a lengthy voyage, he returns with a very exotic, noble Chinese wife, which scandalizes the conservative town. His other son, a "landlubber", seeks to convert to steamships, to the disgust of his father. Even worse, he is secretly dealing in contraband.
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This is one of about three dozen British movies picked up by CBS in 1949 for U.S. television presentation; its initial telecast in New York City took place Friday, June 3, 1949 on WCBS (Channel 2); it first aired in Cincinnati Tuesday, August 16, 1949 on WCPO (Channel 7), in Boston Sunday, December 11, 1949 on WNAC (Channel 7), and in Los Angeles Monday, December 26, 1949 on KLAC (Channel 13). See more
Remake of Java Head