A gang of street boys foil a master crook who sends commands for robberies by cunningly altering a comic strip's wording each week, unknown to writer and printer. The first of the Ealing comedies. Written by
Michael Crew <email@example.com>
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The plot involves the non-existence of the vehicle registration mark GZ used by the crooks. This did in fact exist at the time, but it was in use in Belfast. Might have been seen in London, but would have been unusual. See more
When the children leave the sewer via the man hole cover, none of the boys' trousers are wet. When the children are seen running down the street away from the camera, the girl is leading the group but she was not shown emerging from the man hole. The clip is very short but in slow motion the girl's dress and legs can be seen therefore the lead person must be the girl. See more
Felix H. Wilkinson
Oh, how I loathe adventurous-minded boys.
In the opening credits, there appears on the wall a drawing of 'Chad', beside which is written WOT NO PRODUCER ?
The producer's name, Michael Balcon, appears in the next frame. See more
Oh For the Wings of A Dove
Music by Felix Mendelssohn-Bartholdy
Arranged by Ernest Irving See more