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Violent Playground (1958)

Struggle between a Liverpool Juvenile Liaison officer and a young and dangerous pyromaniac.

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Struggle between a Liverpool Juvenile Liaison officer and a young and dangerous pyromaniac.

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EVERY CITY HAS ITS DANGEROUS YOUTH. Stark, explosive drama - as the camera lays bare the heart of a big city and probe the secrets of its Violent Playground.

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7 March 1958 (Ireland)  »

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Desperat ungdom  »

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Shot July-September 1957, copyright 1958. See more »

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Despite its Liverpool setting not a single character speaks with a Merseyside (Liverpool) accent in the entire film. See more »

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Referenced in Empire of the Censors (1995) See more »

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Play Rough
Music by Philip Green (as Phil Green)
Lyrics by Paddy Roberts
Sung by Johnny Luck (Fontana Recording Artist) with Ken Jones and his Orchestra
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19 August 2006 | by (United Kingdom) – See all my reviews

I read Paul's comment as to the film's location in Liverpool,but the school used was St Mary and St Michaels,Sutton street in Stepney London. the schools name was changed to Scotland rd. I was one of the children who looked on with much interest,and we were watching the catering waggon which had real cream cakes,and suddenly Peter Cushing appeared and told the man to give us a cake each,the man's face turned to thunder. also i remember a stunt man hurt himself falling from the school's window and missing the mattress's. I suppose they use a location,then switch to another like they did with To sir with love.

Jeff.


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