A working-class boy is given a scholarship to an exclusive pubic school, where he must deal with the snobbery of both his new classmates and some of his teachers
Richard Attenborough (Brighton Rock) is Jack Read, a working-class boy and the guinea pig of the title, who is given a scholarship to Saintbury, an exclusive public school. Faced with the snobbery of his new classmates, he tries to gain acceptance from not only them, but also some of his teachers.
Also known as The Outsider, The Guinea Pig was made in 1948, four years after the publication of The Fleming Report. Co-starring Sheila Sim, Bernard Miles and Joan Hickson the film has been newly remastered in 2K by the BFI.