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The Guinea Pig (Dual Format Edition)


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

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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.

  • Newly remastered by the BFI and presented in High Definition and Standard Definition
  • Old School (1905-1987, 71 mins): learn all about British education as seen on screen – from Edwardian Board school parades to 1980s comprehensive kids getting to grips with GCSEs – with a century-spanning selection of rare documentary films from the BFI National Archive
  • The Make-Do-And-Menders (1941-1945, 24 mins): recall the Ration-book world that provided the real-life social background for The Guinea Pig in this eccentric assortment of archive oddities from the war years
  • Image gallery
  • ***FIRST PRESSING ONLY*** Fully illustrated booklet with new essays by John Oliver and Corinna Reicher and full film credits
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SKU 5035673013816
Catalogue Number BFIB1381
Product contents DVD and Blu-ray editions
Year 1948
Director Roy Boulting
Format DVD, Blu-Ray
Publisher(s) BFI
Countries UK
Colour Black & White
Subtitles English Hard of Hearing
Language(s) English
Running time 98 min
DVD region 2
Blu-ray region B
Certificate PG
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