- Thursday 18th June 2020, 6:19am
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Odd little docudrama this, made about training boys to work in the coal mines with seemingly only one professional actor who played the title character of Tinker and then disappeared into obscurity. The rest of the "cast", and there were a number of them, seemed to be a bunch of local lads who were at odds with each other over this very young boy they assumed was from a gypsy family.
What WAS notable about it was the film finishing exactly as "Get Carter" did with the slag buckets taking waste out to dump in the sea. (won't spoil either film) Hmmm, thinking about it now - I wonder if its where they got the idea for the end of the Michael Caine film?