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The Outsider (1948)

The Guinea Pig (original title)
Jack Read, a working-class boy, wins a scholarship to a public school as part of a post-World War II experiment in bringing boys of different social classes together. He meets much snobbery... See full summary »

Director:

Roy Boulting

Writers:

Warren Chetham Strode (play), Warren Chetham Strode (screenplay) | 2 more credits »
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Cast

Cast overview, first billed only:
Richard Attenborough ... Jack Read
Sheila Sim ... Lynne Hartley
Bernard Miles ... Mr. Read
Cecil Trouncer Cecil Trouncer ... Lloyd Hartley
Robert Flemyng ... Nigel Lorraine
Edith Sharpe Edith Sharpe ... Mrs. Hartley
Joan Hickson ... Mrs. Read
Timothy Bateson ... Tracey (as Tim Bateson)
Clive Baxter Clive Baxter ... Gregory
Basil Cunard Basil Cunard ... Buckton
John Forrest John Forrest ... Fitch
Maureen Glynne Maureen Glynne ... Bessie
Brenda Hogan Brenda Hogan ... Lorna Beckett
Herbert Lomas Herbert Lomas ... Sir James Corfield
Anthony Newley ... Miles Minor
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Jack Read, a working-class boy, wins a scholarship to a public school as part of a post-World War II experiment in bringing boys of different social classes together. He meets much snobbery along the way as he strives to earn acceptance from his fellow students and some of the teaching staff. Written by ledostef, blackpool

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Drama

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Country:

UK

Language:

English

Release Date:

27 October 1948 (UK) See more »

Also Known As:

The Outsider See more »

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Sound Mix:

Mono (Western Electric Recording)

Aspect Ratio:

1.37 : 1
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Trivia

The use of the word "arse" by Jack Read (Sir Richard Attenborough) presented an issue for the U.K. censors at the time, as profanity was a definite no-no for movies at the time. Eventually the censors relented on the grounds that this was a drama about the working and middle classes, and the scene was left in. This paved the way for realistic language including mild profanity in future U.K. dramatic movies. See more »

Goofs

When Jack's train is shown arriving at Saintbury, the type of engine drawing it changes between two scenes. See more »

Quotes

Mr. Read: If Jack can get on with you, I reckon he can get on with anybody.
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Connections

Featured in Richard Attenborough: A Life in Film (2014) See more »

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Neither here nor there
5 November 2018 | by skoogs-3See all my reviews

I particularly liked the battle of the pipes scene where Robert Flemying, with his pipe, took on his adversary, with his pipe, smoked and sucked and huffed and puffed (with some dialogue in between) must have been extremely pleased when the director shouted "cut".


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