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One Wish Too Many (1956)

A young boy finds a magic marble that grants him any wish he wants. One day he wishes for a giant steam-roller, and it starts to trash London.


John Durst


Mary Cathcart Borer (adaptation), John Eldridge | 1 more credit »




Cast overview:
Anthony Richmond Anthony Richmond ... Peter
Rosalind Gourgey Rosalind Gourgey ... Nancy
John Pike John Pike ... Ian
Terry Cooke Terry Cooke ... Bert
Arthur Howard Arthur Howard ... Headmaster
Gladys Young Gladys Young ... Miss Mint
Sam Costa Sam Costa ... Mr. Pomfrett
Frank Hayden Frank Hayden ... Mr. Brown
Bay White Bay White ... Mrs. Brown
Paddy Joyce Paddy Joyce ... Barrow Boy


A young boy finds a magic marble that grants him any wish he wants. One day he wishes for a giant steam-roller, and it starts to trash London.

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Family | Comedy | Fantasy


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Release Date:

April 1965 (USA) See more »

Filming Locations:

Poplar, London, England, UK

Company Credits

Production Co:

Realist Films Ltd. See more »
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Technical Specs


Sound Mix:

Mono (RCA Sound Recording)

Aspect Ratio:

1.37 : 1
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Did You Know?


First cinema score of Douglas Gamley. See more »

Crazy Credits

"The steam roller was designed and built on the Isle of Wight by the late Tony Andrews" See more »

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"The Magic Marble" would be a better title
21 October 2007 | by gribben-1See all my reviews

I saw this film in the Regal Cinema in Altrincham in about 1958 or 1959 during the kids' Saturday morning session. It was a mighty push and shove to get in, then some old Tom and Jerries - a bit ancient even then - maybe a bit of American Sci-fi of the shiny metal suit and death ray variety from the 1940's.- a few Bugs Bunnies and then a feature film - That was it - a good tanner's worth -(two and a half new pence). Kept us off the streets for and hour or two in those days before Saturday Morning Kids TV (or if, I remember correctly, Saturday Morning TV at all - at least in the UK.) Actually I only remember the bit at the end of this film with the out of control steam roller - I won't spoil it - but I'm still waiting for the sequel! But it must have been some movie as I think it's just about the only thing I remember from my Saturday morning kids' matinées.

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