Forgotten British Films…

A Kid For Two Farthings 1955 Beautifully shot in London’s Petticoat Lane Market of the 50s, it’s a well crafted film by the famous director Carol Reed and based on the novel by Wolf Mankowitz who also scripted the movie. It tells the moving and often fairy-tale lives of most of the people living in and around the busy market. Little Joe buys a Kid because it has a horn and he believes it to be a Unicorn from the stories told to him by the kindly Tailor Kandinsky. Wrestler Sam wins a vital contest and is able to buy his girlfriend the ring she always wanted. Kandinsky gets the steam press he’s only dreamed about before. Lots of little miracles happen and there are lots of likeable characters in the bustling life of the Lane. Shot in Eastman Colour with a host of character actors of the day, it stars Celia Johnson, Diana Dors, and David Kossoff. I often dust this old movie off and sit down for an enjoyable watch!

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