A Kid For Two Farthings - Vintage Classics

Directed by Carol Reed (The Third Man) and starring Celia Johnson (Brief Encounter) and Diana Dors (Yield To The Night).

In a lower-class London community of small shops, open-air vendors and flea-marketers, Joe, a small boy, lives with his mother, Joanna (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 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. His subsequent efforts to make dreams come true exemplify the power of hope and will amidst hardship.

First released: Monday 26th February 2024

Extra features

  • Memory Lane: Video essay by Ella Taylor
  • Dreams And Work: An interview with Jonathan Ashmore
  • All In A Day's Work: Vera Day looks back
  • Audio interview with Joe Robinson (2006)
  • The Bespoke Overcoat (1955 short film by Jack Clayton)
  • Lobby cards gallery
  • Behind the scenes stills gallery
  • Distributor: STUDIOCANAL
  • Region: B
  • Discs: 1
  • Minutes: 86
  • Catalogue: OPTBD4555

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  • Distributor: STUDIOCANAL
  • Region: 2
  • Discs: 1
  • Minutes: 83
  • Catalogue: OPTD4555

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