'Floodtide' is a romantic drama from 1949 directed by Frederick Wilson, about the son of a Scottish farmer who dreams of a life in the city. Against his father's wishes, David Shields (Gordon Jackson) obtains a job in the shipyards where his flair for design moves him swiftly up the ladder. This is resented by many of his colleagues, as is his impatience and dislike for performing menial tasks. However, David designs a revolutionary ship which impresses his boss (Jack Lambert), whose daughter (Rona Anderson) he is deeply in love with. Will he succeed in all he wishes to achieve?