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The Magnet (1950)





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This gentle Ealing Studios comedy features young William Fox as a mischievous English lad. A goodly portion of the film shows Fox and his companions at play, aimlessly but enjoyably wandering about their neighborhood in search of adventure. Eventually the boy finds a discarded magnet, believing it to be a good-luck token; it turns out to be just that, enabling the boy to become a hero of sorts. The Magnet scores with young and old viewers alike, principally because it is told from the boy's point of view. William Fox would later sprout up to become leading British actor James Fox.


James Fox
as Johnny Brent
Stephen Murray
as Dr. Brent
Kay Walsh
as Mrs. Brent
Thora Hird
as Nannie's Friend
Wylie Watson
as Pickering
Julien Mitchell
as The Mayor
Bryan Michie
as Announcer
Anthony Oliver
as Policeman
Harold Goodwin
as Pin-Table Attendant
Edward Davies
as Delinquent Youth
Joan Hickson
as Mrs. Ward
Grace Arnold
as Mrs. Mercer
Joss Ambler
as Businessman
Sam Kydd
as Postman
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Critic Reviews for The Magnet

All Critics (2)

[The Magnet] will draw inaudible chuckles from people who never tire of psychiatrist jokes and invented childish antics.

November 24, 2020 | Full Review…

The plot of The Magnet is not allowed to develop naturally, but is carried through a whole series of improbable coincidences and misunderstandings.

February 6, 2018 | Full Review…

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