I was gutted when my family chucked out the Video player without getting a few of our favourite VHS films on DVD first - this was one of them! But no more, because I now have one of my favourite films growing up (ta, Amazon!).
Why so upset over a film with no GCIs, explosions, etc? Well the story tells of an impoverished American man, who, on the promise of a job, goes along with a bet involving a note of such high value, he becomes the toast of London society without spending a single penny of it. There is indeed a moral to the story, but as it is such a joy to watch, and so many smile along the way, it is delivered without being preachy.
As well as the legendary Gregory Peck, the film also features a who's who of 1950's English film stars, and familiar faces, even to a child in the 80's (Look out, watch out, it's Supergran!) - for a film to watch with your parents and your children, and to have everyone thoroughly entertained - this is it!