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NEVER TAKE SWEETS FROM A STRANGER (1959)

NEVER TAKE SWEETS FROM A STRANGER <span>(1959)</span> artwork

NEVER TAKE SWEETS FROM A STRANGER (1959)

Type Feature

Approx. Running minutes 86

Release dates 15/11/2017

BBFCInsight child abuse theme and references, moderate threat

Genre(s) Drama

Director(s) Cyril Frankel

Cast includes Patrick Allen, Gwen Watford, Felix Aylmer, Janina Faye, Niall MacGinnis, Alison Leggatt

Cut All known versions of this work passed uncut.

BBFCinsight publication date 05/11/2017

Note: The following text may contain spoilers

NEVER TAKE SWEETS FROM A STRANGER is a drama, from 1959, in which a couple take a wealthy man to court when they discover he persuaded their young daughter and her friend to dance naked for him.

Theme

The film contains a child abuse theme, although no abuse is depicted. There are several verbal references to child abuse, including to offering children candy to take their clothes off and to a man 'exposing himself' to passing schoolgirls.

Threat

Moderate threat when an abusive man slowly pulls towards him the boat in which two young girls have tried to escape from him.

Details

Title
NEVER TAKE SWEETS FROM A STRANGER
Also known as
NEVER TAKE CANDY FROM A STRANGER
Year
1959
Formats
Cinema, DVD
Distributor(s)
Powerhouse Films UK,Hammer Film Prods Ltd
Classified date(s)
29/08/2017
Main language
English
BBFC reference
AZF001241

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