Rent A Kid for Two Farthings (1955)

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1h 36min
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Synopsis:
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?
Actors:
, , , , Jonathan Ashmore, , , , , , , , , , , , , , ,
Directors:
Producers:
Carol Reed
Writers:
Wolf Mankowitz
Studio:
ITV Studios Home Entertainment
Genres:
British Films, Children & Family, Classics, Comedy, Sci-Fi & Fantasy
Countries:
UK
BBFC:
Release Date:
27/08/2007
Run Time:
96 minutes
Languages:
English
Subtitles:
English Hard of Hearing
DVD Regions:
Region 2
Formats:
Pal
Aspect Ratio:
Full Screen 1.33:1 / 4:3
Colour:
Colour
BBFC:
Release Date:
19/08/2019
Run Time:
96 minutes
Languages:
English
Subtitles:
English Hard of Hearing
Formats:
Pal
Aspect Ratio:
Full Screen 1.37:1
Colour:
Colour
BLU-RAY Regions:
B
Bonus:
  • Sales Pitches: London Street Markets in Archive Film: archive films of Petticoat Lane and Tower Bridge Road market
  • London After the War: the post-war period is evoked in archive films celebrating the city and its people
  • On the Ropes: a strenuous selection of archive films about wrestling and boxing
  • 'All in a Day's Work': Actress Vera Day recalls 'A Kid for Two Farthings' and her 1950's film career in a new interview
  • Interview with Joe Robinson (2006, 17 mins, audio only): the actor recalls 'A Kid for Two Farthings 'in this archive interview recorded live on stage at BFI Southbank
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