“This wonderful, coming of age movie is based on a story by Rudyard Kipling. A Portuguese fisherman rescues a young boy from the sea after he falls from an ocean liner. A meaningful adventure follows with fantastic scenes of Gloucester fishing schooners racing to port.
The boy, Harvey, is the son of a railway tycoon and his privileged life and attitudes are quickly changed by his experiences on a fishing boat in the North Atlantic and his friendship with Manuel, the fisherman who takes him under his wing.
Learning the work ethic, hardships and superstitions of the Gloucester men, Harvey soon becomes part of the crew and the close friend of Manuel. The depth of their relationship grows into something that each cherishes deeply.”