High Tide at Noon is a dramatic romance movie that was released in 1957. It was written by Elisabeth Ogilvie and Neil Paterson and was directed by Philip Leacock. The movie stars Betta St. John as Joanna. The film follows Joanna (Betta St. John) through her trials and tribulations with love, life, friendship and marriage. Everything takes place on a small fishing island off of the mainland. After many years on the mainland for schooling, Joanna returns to where she grew up, on the island that she adores. The island is inhabited by a small, struggling population that depends on the island for a living. On the island, she gets caught up between three different suitors who are vying for her attention and affection. At the same time, one of the main resources on the island begins to disappear at a staggering rate and has the potential to destroy the small, lobster-fishing community.