Boys In Brown

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  • Genre(s): Crime Drama
  • Release year: 1949
  • Running time: 85 min
An all-star cast spearheads this lesson in social realism. Jackie (Richard Attenborough) lives with his widowed mother and dreams of marrying Kitty, the girl across the street. In a bid to escape the poverty trap, he agrees to participate in a robbery,... read more

An all-star cast spearheads this lesson in social realism. Jackie (Richard Attenborough) lives with his widowed mother and dreams of marrying Kitty, the girl across the street. In a bid to escape the poverty trap, he agrees to participate in a robbery, but when it goes wrong he is sentenced to three years in jail. There he meets various characters planning an escape, and although initially skeptical, he is persuaded by Alfie (Dirk Bogarde) to join the team. But what if their plan fails?

Original Release

12/01/1949

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Cast

Richard Attenborough Jackie Knowles
Jack Warner Governor
Dirk Bogarde Alfie Rawlins
Jimmy Hanley Bill Foster
Barbara Murray Kitty Hurst
Patrick Holt Tigson
Andrew Crawford Casey
Thora Hird Mrs. Knowles
Michael Medwin Alf 'Sparrow' Thompson
John Blythe 'Bossy' Phillips
(see additional cast & crew)

Directors

Montgomery Tully

Writers

Reginald Beckwith, Montgomery Tully

Cast

Richard Attenborough Jackie Knowles
Jack Warner Governor
Dirk Bogarde Alfie Rawlins
Jimmy Hanley Bill Foster
Barbara Murray Kitty Hurst
Patrick Holt Tigson
Andrew Crawford Casey
Thora Hird Mrs. Knowles
Michael Medwin Alf 'Sparrow' Thompson
John Blythe 'Bossy' Phillips
Alfie Bass 'Basher' Walker
Frederick Leister Judge
Graham Payn Plato Cartwright
Stanley Escane Bert
Robert Desmond Spud Parker
Marten Tiffen Dusty (as Martin Tiffen)
Philip Stainton Principal Prison Officer
Cyril Chamberlain Mr. Johnson
Tony Quinn Mr. Knight
Elspeth March Mrs. Smith

Producers

Editors

James Needs

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