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THE GUINEA PIG (1948)

THE GUINEA PIG <span>(1948)</span> artwork

THE GUINEA PIG (1948)

Type Feature

Approx. Running minutes 93

Release dates 20/07/2020, 19/03/2001, 01/05/1998, 27/02/1995

Ratings Info mild bad language, very mild violence

Genre(s) Drama

Director(s) Roy Boulting

Cast includes Richard Attenborough, Sheila Sim, Bernard Miles, Joan Hickson, Cecil Trouncer, Robert Flemyng, Edith Sharpe

Cut All known versions of this work passed uncut.

  • Parental guidance iconPG

Ratings info

Ratings info publication date 10/07/2020

Note: The following text may contain spoilers

THE GUINEA PIG is a black and white British drama, from 1948, in which a working-class boy is granted a scholarship to an exclusive public school as part of a social experiment by the government.

Language

There is infrequent mild bad language, such use of the term 'arse'. Other terms include 'oik' and 'Jerry'.

There is also a scene in which a boy makes a rude two-finger gesture towards a statue when asked to bow before it, as part of a social initiation ceremony orchestrated by other students at his new school.

Violence

There are scenes of very mild violence, including when two boys get into a scuffle in a classroom full of students, with one boy hitting another across the face. There is no subsequent injury detail and this is soon broken up by a teacher.

Other instances of violence include students receiving the cane as punishment but these actions are not shown, only implied through a whipping sound.

There are scenes involving very mild sexual activity, such as a man and woman kissing. Some scenes also include a teacher smoking a pipe.

Details

Title
THE GUINEA PIG
Year
1948
Formats
Cinema, DVD
Distributor(s)
Polygram Video Ltd,Pathe Pictures Ltd,Fabulous Films Ltd,Carlton Video Ltd,BFI Video
Classified date(s)
12/05/2020
Main language
English
BBFC reference
AZF035436

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