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Strange Affection (1957)

The Scamp (original title)
Tod is a motherless boy, who is mistreated by his violent father. He eventually finds happiness with kindly foster parents.

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Stephen Leigh
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Barbara Leigh
Colin Petersen ...
Tod Dawson (as Colin 'Smiley' Petersen)
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Mike Dawson
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Julie Cunningham
Maureen Delaney ...
Mrs. Perryman
Margaretta Scott ...
Mrs. Blundell
David Franks ...
Eddie
Geoffrey Keen ...
Headmaster
Charles Lloyd Pack ...
Beamish
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Annette
Sam Kydd ...
Shopkeeper
Victor Brooks ...
Inspector Birch
Cyril Wheeler ...
Constable Simpson
Kenneth Edwards ...
Chairman of Juvenile Court
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Mike Dawson, out-of-work burlesque actor, is too busy with his latest girlfriend, June Cunningham, to pay too much attention to his young son Tod and, as a result, the boy is running wild. The teenager meets up with school-teacher Stephen Leigh, who is concerned with the obsession of his wile, a doctor, not to have children until she has established her career. Because of Leigh's expressed liking for the boy, Tod is given house-guest status when Mike goes on tour. Written by Les Adams <longhorn1939@suddenlink.net>

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20 November 1959 (USA)  »

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Colin Petersen was taken on as a drummer by the Bee Gees when they came to the UK, the first non-Gibb official band member. See more »

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The Scamp
Written by Francis Chagrin and Tony Osborne
Performed by The Tony Osborne Orchestra
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The 34 Year Old Richard Attenborough
18 November 2003 | by (London, England) – See all my reviews

Having been in exile for three years between 1952 1955 from appearing in films, Dickie Attenborough returned to our screens in more mature roles like this one. His career at this stage was assisted by John Mills, but he also had the lure of producing his own films.


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