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Strange Affection (1957)

The Scamp (original title)
Tod is a motherless boy, who is mistreated by his violent father. He eventually finds happiness with kindly foster parents.

Director:

Wolf Rilla

Writers:

Charlotte Hastings (adapted from play "Uncertain Joy"), Wolf Rilla
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Cast

Cast overview, first billed only:
Richard Attenborough ... Stephen Leigh
Dorothy Alison ... Barbara Leigh
Colin Petersen Colin Petersen ... Tod (as Colin 'Smiley' Petersen)
Terence Morgan ... Mike Dawson
Jill Adams ... Julie Dawson
Maureen Delaney Maureen Delaney ... Mrs. Perryman (as Maureen Delany)
Margaretta Scott ... Mrs. Blundell
David Franks David Franks ... Eddie
Geoffrey Keen ... Headmaster
Charles Lloyd Pack Charles Lloyd Pack ... Beamish
June Cunningham ... Annette
Sam Kydd ... Shopkeeper
Victor Brooks Victor Brooks ... Inspector Birch
Cyril Wheeler Cyril Wheeler ... Constable Simpson
Kenneth Edwards Kenneth Edwards ... Chairman of Juvenile Court
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Storyline

Mike Dawson, out-of-work burlesque actor, is too busy with his latest girlfriend, June Cunningham, to pay too much attention to his young son Tod and, as a result, the boy is running wild. The teenager meets up with school-teacher Stephen Leigh, who is concerned with the obsession of his wile, a doctor, not to have children until she has established her career. Because of Leigh's expressed liking for the boy, Tod is given house-guest status when Mike goes on tour. Written by Les Adams <longhorn1939@suddenlink.net>

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Crime | Drama

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Country:

UK

Language:

English

Release Date:

20 November 1959 (USA) See more »

Also Known As:

Strange Affection See more »

Company Credits

Production Co:

Lawrie Productions See more »
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Runtime:

Sound Mix:

Mono (RCA Sound Recording)

Aspect Ratio:

1.33 : 1
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Trivia

Colin Petersen was taken on as a drummer by the Bee Gees when they came to the U.K., the first non-Gibb official band member. See more »

Quotes

Julie Dawson: Just don't take it out on the kid, that's all!
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Soundtracks

The Scamp
Music by Francis Chagrin
Lyrics by Tony Rima
Recorded on Nixa Records by the Tony Osborne Orchestra
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The 34 Year Old Richard Attenborough
18 November 2003 | by Single-Black-MaleSee all my reviews

Having been in exile for three years between 1952 1955 from appearing in films, Dickie Attenborough returned to our screens in more mature roles like this one. His career at this stage was assisted by John Mills, but he also had the lure of producing his own films.


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