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In this allegorical story, a revolution led by pupil Mick Travis takes place at an old established private school in England.
A British ambassador called the film "an insult to the nation". The then Lord John Brabourne read an early draft and called it "the most evil and perverted script I've ever read. It must never see the light of day".
I don't see what difference the speed makes... the speed of the nail...
When Bobby Phillips is summoned by Rowntree back to the Whips' study, there is a Yale-type lock on the outside of the study door. The next shot of him entering the study taken from inside, shows the lock on the outside of the door missing.
The film's opening prologue states: Wisdom is the principal thing; therefore get wisdom: and with all thy getting get understanding PROVERBS IV:7
In the USA, the film was originally released uncut, with an X rating. However, a more commercial rating was preferred and the film was reissued with an R rating after scenes of male frontal nudity were removed from the shower scenes.
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