Region 2 Greek import, plays in English witout subtitles. Nino Culotta is an Italian immigrant, newly arrived in Australia. He is expecting to work for his cousin as a sports writer on the Italian magazine his cousin has been producing. But when he gets there he discovers that his cousin has left leaving a substantial debt to Kay Kelly. Nino declares that he will get a job and pay back the debt.
The film tells how he does this, making new mates, and the growing attraction between Nino & Kay. All this despite some difficulties with Australian slang and Kay's father and his dislike of Italians. Much of the story is taken up with Nino's attempts to understand the aspirational values and social rituals of everyday urban Australians, and assimilate. The film deals with customs and manners of 1950s and 60s Australian society. One of the last collaborations of the British filmmakers Michael Powell and Emeric Pressburger. The film stars Walter Chiari, Chips Rafferty and Clare Dunne.