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Peril for the Guy (1956)

A group of children attempt to bring to book a gang of oil men intent on stealing valuable invention.


James Hill


John Kennett (novel), James Hill




Complete credited cast:
Frazer Hines ... Kim
Mandy Harper Mandy Harper ... Pat (as Amanda Coxell)
Christopher Warbey Christopher Warbey ... Freddie (as Chris Warbey)
Ali Allen Ali Allen ... Ali (as Ali Alleney)
Paul Daneman Paul Daneman ... Professor Picton
Meredith Edwards ... PC Durrant
Peter Copley ... Mr. Ritter
Katherine Kath Katherine Kath ... Anita Fox (as Katharine Kath)
David Bird David Bird ... Mr. Cook
Ian Whittaker Ian Whittaker ... Rupert
Dorothy Gordon ... Miss Clark
Lee Fox Lee Fox ... Police Sergeant
Richard Molinas Richard Molinas ... Signor Caspinelli
John Horsley ... Fireman


A group of children attempt to bring to book a gang of oil men intent on stealing valuable invention.

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Light and gently silly crime caper
25 May 2018 | by darriukSee all my reviews

Another charming adventure from the Children's Film Foundation. This time a gang of kids is out to foil the plans of a sinister oil 'baron' and his goons, who they discover have kidnapped Prof. Picton PhD, the slick-haired inventor of an ingenious and much prized oil-detector device. The baron himself is of the old school, with his cut glass accent and manor house bedecked with suits of armour and oak panelled walls hiding secret doors - just the place for good old fashioned skullduggery!

Like other films from the Foundation this a ripping yarn told well, with great performances from the child leads. It's not a tale with much emotional power-unlike for example 'Johnny on the Run', another CFF film made 3 years prior-but it skips along at a jaunty pace with the kids getting into all sorts of amusing scrapes and taking every opportunity to tussle with the baddies. All in all a slight and enjoyable tale of kids (hooray!) defeating the baddies (boo!), with only a little help from the mostly dithering adults. Special mention too for Geoffrey Wright's playful score which adds much to the gentle silliness of this warm hearted film.

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July 1956 (UK) See more »

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Gefahr für den Guy See more »

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Hampstead, London, England, UK

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1.37 : 1
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