Nino Culotta is an Italian immigrant, newly arrived in Australia. Much of the story is taken up with Nino's attempts to understand the aspirational values and social rituals of everyday urban Australians of the 1950s and '60s, and assimilate.
Australia, United Kingdom
Walter Chiari (Nino Culotta), Claire Dunne (Kay Kelly), Chips Rafferty (Harry Kelly), Alida Chelli (Giuliana), Ed Devereaux (Joe Kennedy), Slim DeGrey (Pat), John Meillon (Dennis) more..., Charles Little (Jimmy), Anne Haddy (Barmaid), Jack Allen (Fat Man in Bar), Red Moore (Texture Man), Ray Hartley (Newsboy), Tony Bonner (Lifesaver)
Emeric Pressburger (Writer), John O'Grady (Novel), Dennis Gentle (Art Direction)
Nino takes a job as builders laborer. He's instructed by his new boss to meet him at a railway station near the job site on his first day.