Directed by Ronald Neame, (Tunes of Glory (1960), The Prime of Miss Jean Brodie (1969) and The Poseidon Adventure (1972)), and based upon a short story by Mark Twain. This is a charming and funny British film with a good American lead, it's a wonder Ealing never picked up on this one, as it's up their street. Set in London in 1903, it has American Henry Adams (Gregory Peck), who accidentally got stranded in England after a boating incident, wandering the streets penniless and unable to get home or find work. But, he chances upon rich, eccentric brothers Oliver (Ronald Squire) and Roderick Montpelier (Wilfrid Hyde-White), who have been able to convince the Bank of England to issue a one million pound banknote. They give it to Henry in an envelope, (unawares of the contents), as the brothers have a wager, believing Henry will be able to get by with it without actually having to spend it. Henry gets a shock when he learns how much was in the envelope, and he is mistaken for an eccentric millionaire, and he mingles with aristocracy, falling for heiress Portia Lansdowne (Jane Griffiths), but then the note goes missing... It's a fun, exciting morality tale, with Peck very likable as the poor American done good, and it has some good moments of comedy and thrills along the way. It's a wonder no-one has tried to remake this one, as it's the sort of story Hollywood would kill to do in a contemporary setting, but this has a unique and quirky charm.