Richard Attenborough, Dorothy Alison, Colin Petersen, Terence Morgan
Director : Wolf Rilla Production Company : Lawrie Productions Region : LONDON R-S,SOUTH EAST R-Z
A motherless boy who is mistreated by his violent father eventually finds happiness with kindly foster parents.
Screen captures uploaded by Phil Wilkinson
A bit of trivia from Ian McGreevy:
"The Australian boy actor who plays title role went on to become a musician back in Australia. (In the film he does an lot of monotonous drumming) He became drummer for the Bee Gees and can be seen playing with them in those nostalgic old b & w clips."
Also known as 'Strange Affection' (US Title)
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scamp021. Stephen and his wife Barbara (Dorothy Alison) leave the pub after a visit to see how Tod's getting along. The King's Arms in Barnet.
scamp021n. And they certainly don't serve Wenlock Ales any more! (RL) (Modern Photo Added: 05-05-2014)
scamp022. In his new school uniform, Tod waves as the Leigh's car approaches. This appears to be facing northwest on The Ridgeway, London NW7 with building next door to The Adam & Eve public house in the distance.
scamp022n. No one seems to have maintained the footpath! (RL) (Modern Photo Added: 05-05-2014)
scamp023. As Stephen and Barbara drive away with their adopted son, Tod whistles and two sheepdogs begin to run after the car. This event suggests that continuity continues along The Ridgeway but Ian McGreevy, knowing the area, believed otherwise and said that this is Burtonhole Lane. A review of the film ending shows the close-up of the sheepdogs to provide a break in continuity and why the footpath in 022 does not appear in 023. (RL)
scamp023n. Ian provides this shot of Burtonhole Lane, as it goes downhill, in support. Indeed, Google Earth or a personal visit also shows that the street light, telegraph pole as well as the leaning tree are all in the same place. (RL) (Modern Photo Added: 28-08-2016)