A Kid For Two Farthings.

A Kid For Two Farthings

1955 British comedy film.

A Kid For Two Farthings - Dual Format Edition

A Kid For Two Farthings - Dual Format Edition

Carol Reed's last film for the legendary Alexander Korda and his first in colour is the whimsical tale of a young boy, Joe, who buys a small goat in the belief that it's a magical unicorn that will grant him and his friends' wishes. Counter-balancing this is the equally childlike romance of Sonia (Diana Dors) and her body-building boyfriend Sam (Joe Robinson), and the latter's misguided involvement with crooked wrestling promoter Blackie Isaacs (Lou Jacobi).

A very rare example of an Anglo-Jewish film, it was partly shot on location in Petticoat Lane in London's East End, at the heart of what was still a thriving Jewish community.

First released: Monday 19th August 2019

Extras

Limited edition fully illustrated booklet with new writing on the film and full film credits

  • Distributor: BFI
  • Region: B/2
  • Discs: 2
  • Minutes: 91
  • Subtitles: English
  • Catalogue: BFIB1349

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