Not Rated | | Drama, Sport
A juvenile offender at a tough reform school impresses its governor with his running ability and is encouraged to compete in an upcoming race, but faces ridicule from his peers.
Tony Richardson later noted that by not being based in a major studio, he was able to hand-pick his crew and get a much more enthusiastic group of colleagues together whilst still complying with union regulations.
Running was always a big thing in our family, specially running away from the police. It's hard to understand. All I know is that you've got to run, running without knowing why, through fields and woods. And the winning post's no end, even though ...
When the boys are doing gardening work, one character calls another "you mug" (meaning gullible idiot). In one subtitled version, this is transcribed as "you muppet", but the word "muppet" - meaning an idiot - was not in use when the film was made.