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27 February 1951 (USA) See more »
A young girl has an ambition to dance with the famous Sadlers Wells troupe but first she must win a scholarship... See more » | Add synopsis »
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  (in credits order)
Yvonne Marsh ... Joan
Marian Chapman ... Sally
Kay Henderson ... Pamela
Doreen Richards ... Lydia
Anita Holland ... Carol
Beatrice Varley ... Mrs. Field
Herbert C. Walton ... Grandpa
George Carney ... Bill

Anthony Newley ... Johnny
Martita Hunt ... Miss Crichton
Leslie Dwyer ... Barney
Eliot Makeham ... Mr. Maggs

Margot Fonteyn ... Herself
rest of cast listed alphabetically:
Michael Somes ... (uncredited)
Sydney Tafler ... (uncredited)

Directed by
Lewis Gilbert 
Writing credits
(in alphabetical order)
Michael Barringer  writer
Mary Cathcart Borer  writer
Lewis Gilbert  writer

Produced by
Geoffrey Barkas .... associate producer
Mary Field .... producer
Cinematography by
Frank North 
Film Editing by
Cyril Randell 
Art Direction by
Don Chaffey 
Production Management
T.S. Lyndon-Haynes .... production manager
John Workman .... production manager
Second Unit Director or Assistant Director
Gregory Baird Smith .... second assistant director (uncredited)
Art Department
Derek Barrington .... assistant art director (uncredited)
Sound Department
Tommy Meyers .... sound recordist
Camera and Electrical Department
Arthur Grant .... camera operator (uncredited)
Ken Hodges .... assistant camera (uncredited)
Editorial Department
John Shirley .... assistant editor (uncredited)
Music Department
Jack Beaver .... music arranger
Jack Beaver .... musical director
Jack Beaver .... orchestrator
Other crew
Catherine Morrison .... continuity (as Kitty Wood)

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61 min
Aspect Ratio:
1.37 : 1 See more »
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Looking for a copy of this CFF film, 7 August 2009
Author: waldenpond88 from Massachusetts, US

Watched this in the mid to late sixties on German TV and was always trying to find a copy. Is there anybody out there who has one and would be willing to make a copy for me? I'm looking for this one for more than 40 years. This would be a dream come true! My e-mail address is

The British Children's Film Foundation (CFF) produced lots of very good and very thrilling movies for kids in the fifties and until the mid sixties. Everything that has been made after 1966 is unfortunately not nearly as good as the early black & white films.

Rank Screen Services and Rayant Pictures were among the movie production companies who made movies for CFF.

I remember one scene where the little ballerina got locked in a room at the dance school by a jealous girl to keep her from performing in front of a jury.

The CFF has been founded by Mary Field.

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