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The Boy Who Turned Yellow (1972)

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John and his class go on a school trip to the Tower of London. While he is there he loses his pet mouse and vows to return and find her later. Back in school, he is not very attentive and ... See full summary »



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Complete credited cast:
Mark Dightam ...
Robert Eddison ...
Helen Weir ...
Brian Worth ...
Laurence Carter ...
Patrick McAlinney ...
Supreme Beefeater
Lem Dobbs ...
Munro (as Lem Kitaj)


John and his class go on a school trip to the Tower of London. While he is there he loses his pet mouse and vows to return and find her later. Back in school, he is not very attentive and falls asleep during a lesson about electricity so his teacher sends him home. On the 'tube' there is a sudden flash, and John, the train and all of the passengers turn yellow. With the help of Nick (short for 'Electronic') John learns about electricity, invades the Tower of London and saves his pet mouse ... or was it a dream. This is the Powell & Pressburger touch applied to children's films. Written by Steve Crook <>

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16 September 1972 (UK)  »

Also Known As:

Der gelbe Junge  »

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The final collaboration of Michael Powell and Emeric Pressburger, and ultimately Powell's final film. See more »

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Our thanks to The Governor of the Tower of London, the London Transport Executive and Studio Film Laboratories Ltd. ... FOR TURNING THEMSELVES YELLOW. See more »

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Educational and enchanting!
16 February 2013 | by (United Kingdom) – See all my reviews

I first saw this film as a nine-year-old at one of our two local cinemas, way back In 1973. In those days,we had what was called the 'Saturday club'- for 'Twenty-new-pee' each,a huge bunch of us young kids enjoyed nearly 3 hours (9.15 to around 12 noon)of all sorts of cinematic delights - a few cartoons,a main feature film, the latest episode of some exciting series (usually science-fiction based), and the occasional little gem...'The boy who turned yellow' being by far the most enjoyable and certainly the most memorable! It must have taken a great deal of time and trouble - not to mention skill - to 'paint the world yellow' for this movie, even If 'the world' In this case doesn't extend much further than the tube station, but even now I clearly remember the awe and excitement with which I was filled when this was on the big screen. Watching It again today,for the first time In nearly 40 years (I'm 49 at the time of writing),brought back so many memories and I'm happy to say that I love It as much today as I did back then! Of course,It's dated to say the least, but It's both fun and educational,not only In It's subject matter but as a piece of historic British Cinema! I'm sure the kids will love It, no matter how dated It becomes - show It to the kiddies and see what they think! A little Gem!

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