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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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Storyline

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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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

Sir Richard Attenborough (Jack Read) directed Robert Flemyng (Nigel Lorraine) in Oh! What a Lovely War (1969), Young Winston (1972), and Shadowlands (1993). See more »

Goofs

When Jack boards the train in London (Waterloo), it is announced as calling at Basingstoke, Salisbury, Saintbury and Exeter, implying that Saintbury is somewhere between Salisbury and Exeter. Later in the film the school's address is shown as being in Hampshire. This is clearly impossible as Hampshire would be traversed before reaching Salisbury. See more »

Quotes

Jack Read: Hurt your leg?
Nigel Lorraine: Well, not exactly - I'm just getting used to a new one.
Jack Read: Accident?
Nigel Lorraine: Well, no - I rather think the Jerry who shot me intended it.
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Version of ITV Play of the Week: The Guinea Pig (1957) 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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