Williams, a dispossessed farmer, is a herring fisherman in the Hebrides Islands. His wife (Shingler) hates the life of the sea and when her husband is forced by a press-gang to go into the Navy, she goes to live with an aunt. In this new locale Shingler meets Evans, the skipper of a
herring boat. She falls for him, but the romance is interrupted by a cholera outbreak, her son's determination to become a fisherman, and a few storms. Of course the lovers end up together in a final embrace, but who could expect anything else from this routine, uninspired drama? The plot works
against the remainder of the film, which otherwise is a John Grierson-inspired documentary ab...