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The Scamp

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Director   Wolf Rilla
Writer  Charlotte Hastings (play), Wolf Rilla

The Scamp is a 1957 British drama film directed by Wolf Rilla and starring Richard Attenborough, Colin Petersen, and Dorothy Alison. It was released in the U.S. as Strange Affection.

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Synopsis

A schoolteacher and his wife take in the tempestuous child of an abusive drifter. When the father returns their lives become complicated by issues of corporal punishment, physical abuse, strained relations and various crimes.

Cast

  • Richard Attenborough as Stephen Leigh
  • Dorothy Alison as Barbara Leigh
  • Colin Petersen as Tod Dawson
  • Terence Morgan as Mike Dawson
  • Jill Adams as Julie Dawson
  • Maureen Delany as Mrs. Perryman
  • Margaretta Scott as Mrs. Blundell
  • David Franks as Eddie
  • Geoffrey Keen as Headmaster
  • Charles Lloyd-Pack as Beamish
  • June Cunningham as Annette
  • Sam Kydd as Shopkeeper
  • Victor Brooks as Inspector Birch
  • Critical reception

    TV Guide wrote, "Shaky direction and a cliche-ridden script mar any possibilities for this human interest story"; whereas Leonard Maltin called it a "Decent British drama."

    References

    The Scamp Wikipedia
    The Scamp IMDb The Scamp themoviedb.org


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