Set just after the end of the second world war (but filmed in the middle of it) in a time of general euphoria at having won the war, with full employment for all, or nearly all.
Peter, the young wastrel son of a hard-working hotel owner does not like the idea of having to work for a living.
He discovers a society of ‘White Elephants’ who are quite willing to be poor as long as they do not have to work. They are protected and guided by Nina and her precocious sister, Heidi.
Main title from Give us the Moon (1944).