A gang of street boys foil a master crook who sends commands for robberies by cunningly altering a comic strip's wording each week, unknown to writer and printer. The first of the Ealing ...
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A gang of street boys foil a master crook who sends commands for robberies by cunningly altering a comic strip's wording each week, unknown to writer and printer. The first of the Ealing comedies.Written by
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When the Rhona Davis character is being tied up, a part of the rope goes around her neck. Next shot the rope is lower. Also the amount of rope around her changes after the children discover the letter to her other name, Rhona Watson. See more »
[Joe has pleaded with Wilkinson to write a story to entrap the crooks; Wilkinson will have to stay up all night to write it]
Felix H. Wilkinson:
Oh, how I loathe adventurous-minded boys.
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In the opening titles, written in chalk as graffiti on a wall, the name of the director Charles Crichton has been modified to King Charles Crichton. See more »
A nostalgic movie, brightened by scenes of London's blitzed buildings, before developers began to pour unsightly concrete.
I found a copy of this movie in my local (Phoenix, Arizona) used book store. Ah, bliss! The sights of old London, albeit somewhat bomb-damaged, before the developers started to build ugly tower blocks. The movie itself is excellent, with good characterization for the 'kids', although Jack Warner's role as the villain seems a little overblown. Alistair Sim's role as the nervous author of comic books is an excellent vignette, showing his trademark nervous twitchy smile. The final chase and confrontation, at "Ballard's Wharf", reputedly in Wapping, was actually filmed on the opposite side of the river, as can be scene in the long shots, where St. Paul's cathedral can be seen.
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