From the British Film Institute:
A Kid For Two Farthings
on DVD and Blu-Ray
WITH OPTIONAL SUBTITLES
(You will receive both DVD + Blu-ray editions)
Drama. Run time: 91 min. Year: 1955.
Director: Carol Reed. Cast: Jonathan Ashmore, Diana Dors, Joe Robinson, Lou Jacobi, Irene Handl, Sid James.
Screenplay adapted by Wolf Mankowitz from his own novel of the same name.
A young boy buys a goat, believing that it’s a unicorn that will grant his wishes. Carol Reed’s last film for the legendary Alexander Korda and his first in colour. Counter-balancing the story of the boy is the romance of Sonia, (Diana Dors), and her body-building boyfriend Sam, (Joe Robinson), who is involved with a crooked wrestling promoter. A rare example of an Anglo-Jewish film, it was partly shot on location in
Petticoat Lane in London’s East End, in a thriving Jewish community.
Extras: Sales Pitches: London Street Markets in Archive Film archive films of Petticoat Lane and London Bridge market.
London After the War: archive films celebrating the city.
On the Ropes archive films about wrestling and boxing.
All in a Day’s Work actress Vera Day recalls A Kid for Two Farthings and film career.
Audio Interview with Joe Robinson.
£15 with free UK Postage.