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The Outsider (1948)

The Guinea Pig (original title)
Jack Read, a working-class boy, wins a scholarship to a public school as part of a post-World War Two experiment in bringing boys of different social classes together. He meets much ... See full summary »

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Mrs. Read
Timothy Bateson ...
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Gregory
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Buckton
John Forrest ...
Fitch
Maureen Glynne ...
Bessie
Brenda Hogan ...
Lorna Beckett
Herbert Lomas ...
Sir James Corfield
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Jack Read, a working-class boy, wins a scholarship to a public school as part of a post-World War Two experiment in bringing boys of different social classes together. He meets much snobbery along the way as he strives to earn acceptance from his fellow students and some of the teaching staff. Written by ledostef, blackpool

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27 October 1948 (UK)  »

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Richard Attenborough (Jack Read) would later direct Robert Flemyng (Nigel Lorraine) in Oh! What a Lovely War (1969), Young Winston (1972) and Shadowlands (1993). See more »

Quotes

Jack Read: Hurt your leg?
Nigel Lorraine: Well, not exactly - I'm just getting used to a new one.
Jack Read: Accident?
Nigel Lorraine: Well, no - I rather think the Jerry who shot me intended it.
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Featured in Richard Attenborough: A Life in Film (2014) See more »

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Richard Attenborough plays it young with expletive!
12 March 2003 | by (London, England) – See all my reviews

This was the first movie that dared to use "arse" in the script. Young Attenborough was not that youthful even though his character was that of a schoolboy. The movie used academic extras from Kings College University for the rugby scenes which included the young Norman Fidler in an early role.


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