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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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Lynne Hartley
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Cecil Trouncer ...
Lloyd Hartley
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Edith Sharpe ...
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Mrs. Read
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Tracey (as Tim Bateson)
Clive Baxter ...
Gregory
Basil Cunard ...
Buckton
John Forrest ...
Fitch
Maureen Glynne ...
Bessie
Brenda Hogan ...
Lorna Beckett
Herbert Lomas ...
Sir James Corfield
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Miles Minor
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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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Trivia

Richard Attenborough (Jack Read) and Sheila Sim (Lynne Hartley) were married in real life from 1945 until his death in 2014. See more »

Goofs

When Jack boards the train in London (Waterloo), it is announced as calling at Basingstoke, Salisbury, Saintbury and Exeter, implying that Saintbury is somewhere between Salisbury and Exeter. Later in the film the school's address is shown as being in Hampshire. This is clearly impossible as Hampshire would be traversed before reaching Salisbury. 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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