Amongst the bomb-sites and dark alleys of postwar London Roy Walsh and his gang of juvenile delinquents waylay and rob old ladies. Without parental control from his war-widowed doting mother, Welsh, already on probation, drifts into more and more devious and serious offences.
Jeremy Perkins <firstname.lastname@example.org>
Call me a gangster or a mobster...but not a delinquent!
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Roy Bentley, at the time captain of Chelsea Football club and an England international, has a small, uncredited role as an instructor. See more
In the draughts game, Walshy's opponent makes two moves before Walshy makes one. The position of the pieces at the end of the scene reflect a different game to the one they appear to have played, especially as they do not seem to have moved any pieces during their conversation other than the first three moves. See more
How would you describe the men who attacked you?
As dirty lot of stinking rotten sons of...
Alright, alright. What did they look like?
'Ow the hell should I know? D'you suppose they came up and raised their bloomin' 'ats before they 'it me?
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Opening credits prologue: By itself, the "Cosh" is the cowardly implement of a contemporary evil; in association with "Boy", it marks a post-war tragedy - the juvenile delinquent. "Cosh Boy" portrays starkly the development of a young criminal, an enemy of society at sixteen. Our Judges and Magistrates, and the Police, whose stern duty it is to resolve the problem, agree that its origins lie mainly in the lack of parental control and early discipline. The problem exists - and we cannot escape it by closing our eyes. This film is presented in the hope that it will contribute towards stamping out this social evil. See more
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