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On moving to a new flat in London Ben meets neighborhood kids Lil and Thomas. But when they uncover a plot to kidnap Thomas the three decide to run away instead.

Director:

Pat Jackson

Writers:

Nina Bawden (novel), Pat Jackson
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Dennis Conoley Dennis Conoley ... Ben Mallory
Robert Kennedy Robert Kennedy ... Thomas Okapi
Tracey Collins Tracey Collins ... Lil
Gordon Jackson ... Mr. Mallory
Bari Jonson Bari Jonson ... Uncle Joseph
John Hollis ... Baldy
Olwen Brookes Olwen Brookes ... Miss Fisher
Dan Jackson Dan Jackson ... Chief Okapi
Nan Marriott-Watson Nan Marriott-Watson ... Charwoman
Harry Locke Harry Locke ... Removal Man
Hamilton Dyce Hamilton Dyce ... Removal Man
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On moving to a new flat in London Ben meets neighborhood kids Lil and Thomas. But when they uncover a plot to kidnap Thomas the three decide to run away instead.

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Adventure | Family

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Solid story of good vs evil
7 February 2013 | by jmbrightonSee all my reviews

A little dated by today's standards this Children's Film Foundation feature film packs in plenty of adventure and thrills for the target audience.

The regulars of the child actors performing in this feature perform their roles well and are appropriately supported by the adult cast led by Gordon Jackson who puts in a sterling performance. Throughout the film you are rooting for the children while hissing at the bad guys.

Originally shown at Children's Saturday morning picture shows at cinemas in Britain and throughout the Commonwealth, as part of a familiar programme of a short feature film, usually running for 58 minutes or so together with a weekly serial and a cartoon or comedy short, in later years it was broadcast on BBC television in the UK during the Children's programming slot.


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Country:

UK

Language:

English

Release Date:

24 December 1971 (West Germany) See more »

Also Known As:

Unser Freund Thomas See more »

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Mono

Color:

Color
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