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Peril for the Guy
Peril for the Guy

Peril for the Guy 1956

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Peril for the Guy 1956 U

55 mins United Kingdom

The thoroughly irresponsible activities of adults and children involving fireworks seen in this 1956 film would not meet with anybody's approval today. But the past is very much another place, and this fast-paced Children's Film Foundation thriller now offers a fascinating window into another era, where attitudes to incendiary entertainments were very different indeed.

A keen cast approach their roles with gusto in this slick tale of adventure from top-notch director James Hill, a film hugely revealing of just how much attitudes to children and fireworks have changed over the decades. Among the juvenile leads, Frazer Hines (later of Doctor Who and Emmerdale Farm fame), Amanda Coxall and Chris Warbey are all excellent, but special honours must go to young Ali Alleney, surely the greatest, grumpiest Guy Fawkes impersonator ever to grace the silver screen.

Genres

Children's Crime

Collection

Free Archive Features Family Films

Certificate

U

Released

1956

Country

United Kingdom

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