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Child's Play
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What an interesting drama I just discovered. A rare one. The opening sequence, when a young boy kills a man as a game, in the sunny countryside, with a music played by a record player, a crooner !!, is outstanding. Terrific. The following is quite more routine. But fairly touching, sweet, delicate. The story of a little boy raised by his father after his mother's death, and who committed a murder without realizing it.

And the wrong man is accused of it. The police investigates.

A very interesting feature. Very.

Lance Comfort's films deserve to be discovered again.
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British B-picture from Lance Comfort
Leofwine_draca9 May 2017
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BANG! YOU'RE DEAD is half a crime thriller, half a social document. It's a British B-film directed by the hard-working Lance Comfort, who churned out pictures in all kinds of genres during the 1940s and 1950s. The setting is a working class one, exploring the plight of the homeless in the aftermath of the Second World War; the unlucky folk whose homes were destroyed by the Luftwaffe and their incendiary efforts.

Jack Warner gives a world-weary turn and headlines the cast as a widower trying to make ends meet. His is a world of pubs, hard labour, and Nissan huts. The story focuses on his precocious boy, who comes into possession of a gun in much the same way as the 1956 Val Guest movie THE WEAPON. What follows has some murder mystery style material and effective performances from the likes of Michael Medwin and Derek Farr, although I found it all a little too slow and low key to really grip the senses or indeed the imagination.
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Unusual film
malcolmgsw16 February 2017
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This is a rather unusual film and clearly not much seen in the UK despite the fact that the film has recently been seen on Talking Pictures TV and released on DVD.The story surrounds two young boys both of whom are slightly strange.One who constantly carries around a windup francophone and the other who is obsessed with guns.Since his father is carrying around a shotgun that is probably why.They live in an old US army camp where loaded guns are lying around.Phillip Saville has been found shot dead.The chief suspect is Michael Made in is the main suspect.However detective Derek Farr comes to realise that in fact it is the young boy.As he is only 7,he escapes any criminal punishment.Intriguing film.Nice to see Gordon Barker as the pub landlord.
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