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A Kid for Two Farthings (film)

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Genre  Comedy, Drama, Family
Screenplay  Wolf Mankowitz
Country  United Kingdom
6.8/10 IMDb

Director  Carol Reed
Music director  Benjamin Frankel
Duration  
Language  English
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Release date  15 August 1955
Writer  Wolf Mankowitz (book), Wolf Mankowitz (screenplay)
Cast  Celia Johnson (Joanna), Diana Dors (Sonia), David Kossoff (Avrom Kandinsky), Joe Robinson (Sam Heppner), Jonathan Ashmore (Joe), Brenda De Banzie (Lady Ruby)
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A Kid For Two Farthings is a 1955 film, directed by Carol Reed. The screenplay was adapted by Wolf Mankowitz from his own novel of the same name. The film presumably gets its name from an Aramaic song traditionally sung after the Passover Seder, Chad Gadya ("A Lone Kid"), in which a kid bought for two small coins, "zuzim" in the original, stands in for the Children of Israel.

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Plot

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In the busy wholesale-retail world of London's East End everyone, it seems, has unattainable dreams. Then a small boy - Joe - buys a unicorn, in fact a sickly little goat, with just one twisted horn in the middle of its forehead. This, he has been led to believe by a local tailor, Kandinsky, will bring everyone good fortune.

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The film has a haunting last image, of Kandinsky carrying the tiny body of the "unicorn" to the graveyard, whilst passing in the opposite direction is a Torah-reading Rabbi pushing a horn gramophone, a character that appears in the background several times during the film.

Cast

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  • Celia Johnson as Joanna
  • Diana Dors as Sonia
  • David Kossoff as Mr. Kandinsky
  • Joe Robinson as Sam
  • Jonathan Ashmore as Joe
  • Brenda De Banzie as 'Lady' Ruby
  • Primo Carnera as Python Macklin
  • Lou Jacobi as Blackie Isaacs
  • Irene Handl as Mrs. Abramowitz
  • Danny Green as Bason
  • Sydney Tafler as Madam Rita
  • Sid James as Ice Berg
  • Daphne Anderson as Dora
  • Harry Baird as Jamaica
  • Joseph Tomelty as Vagrant
  • Harold Berens as Oliver
  • Reception

    A Kid for Two Farthings was nominated for a Golden Palm at the 1955 Cannes Film Festival.

    Critically, this was one of Carol Reed's least successful films.

    The film was the 9th most popular movie at the British box office in 1955, after The Dam Busters, White Christmas, Doctor at Sea, The Colditz Story, Seven Brides for Seven Brothers, Above Us the Waves, One Good Turn, and Raising a Riot.

    References

    A Kid for Two Farthings (film) Wikipedia
    A Kid for Two Farthings (film) IMDbA Kid for Two Farthings (film) Rotten TomatoesA Kid for Two Farthings (film) themoviedb.org


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