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A Kid for Two Farthings (1955)

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16:00-17:45 Mon 20th Nov 2017 105m
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A Kid for Two Farthings (1955) box art Influenced by the neorealist fantasies of Italian director Vittorio De Sica, this is a delightful urban fairy tale set in London's East End in the harsh days after the Second World War. Adapted from his own novel by Wolf Mankowitz, the story of a small boy who finds a one-horned goat that he is convinced is a miracle-working unicorn is handled with a wonderfully light touch by director Carol Reed and beautifully played by a cast in which Celia Johnson, Diana Dors and little Jonathan Ashmore stand out. Yet, for all its charm and feel-good sentimentality, the blend of realism and fantasy is not always convincing.