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A gang of street boys foil a master crook who sends commands for robberies by cunningly altering a comic strip's wording each week, unknown to writer and printer. The first of the Ealing ... See full summary »
A piece of graffiti seen during the title sequence reads "Corny is a rotter", an in-joke reference to associate producer Henry Cornelius whose nickname was 'Corny'. This reference was possibly heartfelt as Cornelius was a hard-driving perfectionist.
Felix H. Wilkinson:
Oh, how I loathe adventurous-minded boys.
When Joe Kirby first looks at the milk bar shop front (near the beginning, just after asking the man with the open top car if he is Selwyn Pike), the light fitting casts a very long shadow. But in the next shot of the shop, it is lit from a different direction, and the shadow has completely changed in length and position.
Opening credits appear in chalk on a brick wall on a bomb site.