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I have a very faint recollection of this movie, having watched it as a kid. The general plot was about a big man (who may or may not have been an English or Scottish lumberjack), who lived in a tiny cottage on top of a luscious green meadow with a little dog. He goes on a big adventure across the world and comes back a changed man (potentially returning with a wife?)

I remember the aesthetic of his little cottage being similar to The Sound of Music, so I'd guess it's a mid 50s to mid 60s movie. Anyone have any ideas what it could be?

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Could you describe some of the adventures he went on? What makes this movie stick out in your mind? Also what country did you see it in? – Kevin Howell May 19 '14 at 19:29
I saw it on British TV in the late 90s. I know the movie was definitely in English, and I'm leaning to thinking it was a British film. It was shown during the middle of the day so must have been family-friendly in terms of rating. In terms of the adventures, I feel the sea may have played a part but I'm not 100% sure. – Essential May 20 '14 at 22:17
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Difficult to be certain from your description but it sounds like Geordie.

This is a gentle Launder & Gilliat film in black & white from 1955. It is about a simple scottish forester who, through a suitably bizarre set of circumstances, is picked as a hammer thrower in the British team in the 1956 Melbourne Commonwealth Games.

It is a fish-out-of-water comedy as he travels by sea to Australia and finds love.

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Wow, I think that is it! I looked up a clip on YouTube and it looks incredibly familiar and the story sounds right too. The colors and beautiful scenery also look how I remember. I'm gonna buy the DVD from amazon. Thanks! I'd been searching for that for about ten years. – Essential Jan 22 '15 at 10:10

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