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The Silent Playground 1963

75 mins United Kingdom Director. Stanley Goulder

A taut crime thriller about the hunt for a mysterious stranger who is poisoning small children with barbiturates. A tough and compelling film, which offers a gritty reflection of life in 1960s South East London behind the initial whodunnit. Ellen McIntosh gives a bravura performance as a single mother juggling work with raising a family, and Jean Anderson paints a sympathetic portrait of an older mother coming to terms with the extent of her son's mental health issues. Striking and bold, The Silent Playground explores the fine line between innocence and criminality.

The film also features performances from Desmond Llewelyn (Q in 17 Bond films) and Gretchen Franklin (EastEnders' Ethel).

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Directed by

Stanley Goulder

Featuring

Roland Curram

Bernard Archard

Jean Anderson

Genres

Crime

Tags

Mental disorders Toxicology Confectionery

Collection

Unavailable on DVD Forgotten Features

Released

1963

Country

United Kingdom

Language

English

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