Carol Reed's whimsical 1950s comedy-drama. In a working-class London community of small shops, open-air vendors and flea-marketers, Joe (Jonathan Ashmore), a small boy, lives with his mother, Joanne (Celia Johnson), who works in and rooms above the Kandinsky tailor shop. Joe is innocently and earnestly determined to help realise the wishes of his poor, hard-working neighbours. Hearing from Mr. Kandinsky (David Kossoff) the tale that a captured unicorn will grant any wish, Joe uses his accumulated pocket change to buy a kid with an emerging horn, believing it to be a unicorn. But can his dreams ever come true?