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Strange Affection (1957)
"The Scamp" (original title)

 -  Crime | Drama  -  20 November 1959 (USA)
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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
Dorothy Alison ...
Barbara Leigh
Colin Petersen ...
Tod Dawson (as Colin 'Smiley' Petersen)
Terence Morgan ...
Mike Dawson
Jill Adams ...
Julie Cunningham
Maureen Delaney ...
Mrs. Perryman
Margaretta Scott ...
Mrs. Blundell
David Franks ...
Eddie
Geoffrey Keen ...
Headmaster
Charles Lloyd Pack ...
Beamish
June Cunningham ...
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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The Scamp
Written by Francis Chagrin and Tony Osborne
Performed by The Tony Osborne Orchestra
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surprisingly nuanced

This is a film about caring for other things than what is yours just because it's right - the kind of things that humans are capable of when circumstances allows them to be so.

Would a couple today care as much for a strange child? Somehow I doubt it but maybe these times will return with a vengeance now that capitalism is being seriously questioned.

Anyhow, the story is surprisingly complex and just as you think you know how it will all end there is still a twist in the end adding to the complexity of the story. It is almost as if there is an idea being presented instead of just a story.


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