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Boys in Brown

  • Film

Time Out says

Sentenced to three years in Borstal, young Attenborough gets off to a dismaying start: outfitted with regulation short pants then propositioned by a Welsh-accented Dirk Bogarde, eager to become his 'special pal'. The fairly outspoken (for 1949) script criticises a system portrayed as suffering from cash starvation (echoed by the film's own rock-bottom budget) yet required to cope with hordes of incorrigibles: a recidivism rate of 75 per cent is indicated. It's a blend of cosy stereotypes, reforming zeal and post-war disillusion amounting to a gloomy admonition not to expect very much from life. A British noir, in that sense. From a play by actor Reginald Beckwith.
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Release Details

  • Duration:84 mins

Cast and crew

  • Director:Montgomery Tully
  • Screenwriter:Montgomery Tully
  • Cast:
    • Jack Warner
    • Jimmy Hanley
    • Michael Medwin
    • Richard Attenborough
    • Dirk Bogarde
    • Barbara Murray
    • Thora Hird
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