The Guinea Pig Poster

Release Date: 1948

Not Yet Rated|1 hr 37 min

Plot Summary
Working-class boy Jack Read (Richard Attenborough) gains entry into an upper-class public school as part of a social experiment by the British government to integrate boys of different backgrounds. He struggles to fit in and has to endure ridicule at the hands of his classmates and house master because of his Cockney manner. It takes the sympathetic nurturing of teacher Nigel Lorraine (Robert Flemyng) to help him adjust to this unfamiliar environment and ultimately thrive.

Cast: Richard Attenborough, Sheila Sim, Bernard Miles, Robert Flemyng, Cecil Trouncer, Edith Sharpe

Director: Roy Boulting

Genres: Drama

Keywords: 1940s, Underdog, Moving, Growing up, Transformation, Rivalry, Father, School, England, Brooding