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The Guinea Pig
The Guinea Pig

Year Released: 1948

Staring: Richard Attenborough, Sheila Sim, Bernard Miles

Director: Roy Boulting


Jack Read, a working-class boy, wins a scholarship to a public school as part of a post-World War II experiment in bringing boys of different social classes together. He meets much snobbery along the way as he strives to earn accepta

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"Saintbury School, host to a truly wonderful experiment. Based on a Warren Chetham Strode play and directed by the supremely talented Roy Boulting, The Guinea Pig is a cinematic delight of the kind that makes me proud to be British. Set in the 1940s, the picture is showing us the wind of change that occurred in Britain in the 40s as regards the breaking down of class system snobbery after the advent of World War II. Here our main protagonist is Jack Read (a simply wonderful Richard Att"

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