The Boy Who Turned Yellow

  • Michael Powell, Emeric Pressburger /
  • UK /
  • 1972 /
  • 55 mins

Mark Dightam, Robert Eddison, Helen Weir, Brian Worth, Esmond Knight, Laurence Carter, Patrick McAlinney, Lem Dobbs / Fiction / English

In Powell and Pressburger’s swansong, London becomes electric. And very yellow.

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When young John dozes off in class, he find himself chummed by Nick, the human electrode! Never mind that, his pet mouse has found its way into the Tower of London, a crime which carries a slight punishment: John’s beheading! Made for the Children’s Film Foundation, The Archers once again make London their canvas, and England blooms into a riot of colour. Bold, glorious, and just a little bit bonkers.

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