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Adventure in the Hopfields (1954)

A little girl accidentally breaks her mother's favourite ornament and goes hop-picking to replace it.



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Cast overview, first billed only:
Mandy Miller ... Jenny Quin
Hilda Fenemore ... Mrs. Quin
Russell Waters ... Mr. Quin
Harold Lang ... Sam Hines
... Ned Reilly
León García ... Pat Reilly
... Mrs. McBain
June Rodney ... Laura McBain
Michael Maguire ... George McBain
Janice Field ... Lucy McBain
... Mrs. Harris
Molly Osborne ... Susie Harris
Barry Martin ... Frankie Harris
Phyllis Morris ... Mrs. Bligh
Leonard Sharp ... China Mender


A little girl accidentally breaks her mother's favourite ornament and goes hop-picking to replace it.

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Release Date:

1954 (UK)  »

Also Known As:

Jenny im Hopfenkamp  »

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1.37 : 1
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All copies of the film were thought to be lost until an American film fan found a copy in a rubbish skip outside a Chicago television studio. He sold it to a UK enthusiast who showed it for the first time in fifty years on 8 March 2002 in the village hall at Goudhurst, Kent where it was originally filmed. See more »

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Excellent Children's Film Foundation Flick
13 December 2017 | by See all my reviews

When Mandy Miller breaks her mother's treasured china dog, she comes down with a brainstorm and runs away in hopes of a working vacation in Kent without telling anyone.

Having seen half a dozen of these Children's Film Foundation movies, I thought I knew what to expect: some great scenic photography and some heavy-handed moralizing about how good children should behave -- as decreed by people who no longer remembered being children, had no children themselves, or who believed the lies their children told them. What I found was a very well told story directed by John Guillerman with a frequently subjective camera that evoked very nicely the fears and simple moral narratives of children. If it gets heavy-handed at the end, with a melodramatic rescue from a burning mill, at least the evil-doers are ambiguously repentant -- they never expected anyone to get hurt, really, they were just having a bit of a laugh.

I doubt the moralisers will be very pleased with this movie. However, I was.

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