The Magnet

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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...
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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.
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Product Details

  • Release Date: 2/17/2009
  • UPC: 018619758342
  • Original Release: 1950
  • Rating:

  • Source: Wham! Usa
  • Region Code: 0
  • Time: 1:19:00
  • Format: DVD

Cast & Crew

Performance Credits
Stephen Murray Dr. Brent
Kay Walsh Mrs. Brent
Meredith Edwards Harper
Gladys Henson Nannie
Thora Hird Nannie's Friend
Wylie Watson Pickering
Julien Mitchell The Mayor
Keith Robinson Spike
Joss Ambler Businessman
Grace Arnold Mrs. Mercer
David Boyd Mike
William Fox Johnny Brent
Harold Goodwin Pin-Table Attendant
Molly Hamley-Clifford Mrs. Deas
Joan Hickson Mrs. Ward
Sam Kydd Postman
Anthony Oliver Policeman
James Robertson Justice Tramp
Russell Waters
Bryan Michie Announcer
Thomas Johnson Perce
Technical Credits
Charles Frend Director
William Alwyn Score Composer
Michael Balcon Producer
Lionel Banes Cinematographer
T.E.B. Clarke Screenwriter
Bernard Gribble Editor
Ernest Irving Musical Direction/Supervision
Jim Morahan Art Director
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Scene Index

Disc #1 -- The Magnet
1. Opening [6:44]
2. Walk With Me [4:12]
3. The Beach [7:01]
4. Pinball Game [5:55]
5. The Show [6:19]
6. Take It [6:51]
7. Flying the Kite [6:07]
8. Need to Talk [6:30]
9. Sleeping [6:56]
10. Hiding [8:37]
11. Follow Me [7:45]
12. The End [1:19]
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Menu

Disc #1 -- The Magnet
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   Chapters
   Cast
      Director: Charles Frend
      Cast: Stephen Murray
      Cast: Kay Walsh
      Cast: James Fox
      Cast: Meredith Edwards
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