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The Magnet Details

FULL SYNOPSIS

This gentle Ealing Studios comedy features young William Fox as a mischievous English lad. A goodly portion of the film shows Fox and his companions at play, aimlessly but enjoyably wandering about their neighborhood in search of adventure. Eventually the boy finds a discarded magnet, believing it to be a good-luck token; it turns out to be just that, enabling the boy to become a hero of sorts. The Magnet scores with young and old viewers alike, principally because it is told from the boy's point of view. William Fox would later sprout up to become leading British actor James Fox. ~ Hal Erickson, Rovi

  • Release date:January 1, 1950

Cast

Kay Walsh
as Mrs. Brent
Meredith Edwards
as Harper
Gladys Henson
as Nannie
Thora Hird
as Nannie's Friend
Wylie Watson
as Pickering
Julien Mitchell
as The Mayor
Grace Arnold
as Mrs. Mercer
Joan Hickson
as Mrs. Ward
Sam Kydd
as Postman
Anthony Oliver
as Policeman
James Robertson Justice
as Tramp
Russell Waters
Joan Hickson
as Mrs. Ward
Anthony Oliver
as Policeman
Sam Kydd
as Postman
Grace Arnold
as Mrs. Mercer
James Robertson Justice
as Tramp

Crew

Charles Frend
Director
Michael Balcon
Producer
T.E.B. Clarke
Screenwriter
Lionel Banes
Cinematographer
William Alwyn
Composer (Music Score)
Bernard Gribble
Editor
Jim Morahan
Art Director
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