A dark slice of British poetic realism, co-scripted by Dylan Thomas. It’s a powerful story of a group of children billeted with a landlady who takes their money and subjects them to deprivation with the complicity of wider adult society. Narrated in flashback by a former resident, recalling the experiences that drove her to delinquency, it depicts a darker side to evacuation. Considered shocking in its day, the film resonates with the experience of many who were evacuated during the war.
- Daniel Birt
- Freda Jackson, Joy Shelton, Hermione Baddeley
- 82 min