Smiley Gets a Gun
Director Anthony Kimmins
Genres Drama, Comedy
Producer Anthony Kimmins
Country United KingdomUnited States
|Writer Anthony Kimmins, Rex Rienits|
Release date May 1958 (UK)December 1958 (Australia)
Based on novel by Moore Raymond
Cast Sybil Thorndike (Granny McKinley), Chips Rafferty (Sergeant Flaxman), Keith Calvert (Smiley Greevins), Bruce Archer (Joey)
Similar movies Chips Rafferty appears in Smiley Gets a Gun and Smiley
Tagline Everyone who ever was a boy... or ever loved one will do wild over...
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Smiley Gets a Gun is a 1958 Australian film that is the sequel to the 1956 film Smiley.
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A young boy named Smiley desperately wants a gun. A deal is made between him and Sergeant Flaxman that if he gets 8 nicks (marks on a certain tree) for his good deeds he will get a £2 rifle. He has several adventures and is accused of stealing some gold. Smiley runs away but the real thief is caught and Smiley is rewarded with a gun.
The novel Smiley had been so popular that author Moore Raymond followed it up with Smiley Gets a Gun in 1947.
The actor who first played Smiley, Colin Petersen, had moved to England, meaning a replacement had to be found. Anthony Kimmins looked at over 4,000 other applicants before finding Keith Calvert. Moore Raymond also had returned to England, writing Smiley comicsd for Swift Comics. Kimmins' daughter Verena who helped the young actors in the Smiley had a featured role in the film.
Filming took eight weeks towards the end of 1957. Shooting took place at Camden and Pagewood Studios.
The film was less successful than its predecessor and a proposed third film, Smiley Wins the Ashes, was never made.
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