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A Boy, a Girl and a Bike (1949)

When a local cycle club, invite a couple of new members to join them, little do the club realise, that they will soon be involved in a couple of illegal bookmakers putting the squeeze on ... See full summary »

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Ralph Smart

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Ralph Keene (by), John Sommerfield (by) | 1 more credit »
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Cast

Cast overview, first billed only:
John McCallum ... David Howarth
Honor Blackman ... Susie Bates
Patrick Holt ... Sam Walters
Diana Dors ... Ada Foster
Leslie Dwyer Leslie Dwyer ... Steve Hall
Megs Jenkins ... Nan Ritchie
Anthony Newley ... Charlie Ritchie
Maggie Hanley Maggie Hanley ... Ginger (as Margaret Avery)
Maurice Denham ... Bill Martin
John Blythe ... Frankie Martin
Hal Osmond Hal Osmond ... Mr. Bates
Thora Hird ... Mrs. Bates
Margot Bourke Margot Bourke ... Mary Bates
Amy Veness Amy Veness ... Grannie
Cyril Chamberlain Cyril Chamberlain ... Bert Gardner
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When a local cycle club, invite a couple of new members to join them, little do the club realise, that they will soon be involved in a couple of illegal bookmakers putting the squeeze on the son of one of the Members, a stolen bike, a deserting soldier on the run from the police, and a love triangle, that's bound to lead to trouble. During the late 40's and the early 50's, there seem to be hundreds of these clubs. This film shows a fascinating look at a North Country mill town, with a refreshing absence of traffic jams, yellow lines , traffic wardens, and other things we have become accustomed to seeing on our roads today. Written by mike.wilson6@btinternet.com

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Country:

UK

Language:

English

Release Date:

23 May 1949 (UK) See more »

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Gainsborough Pictures See more »
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Sound Mix:

Mono

Aspect Ratio:

1.37 : 1
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British Board Of Film Censors: This is to certify that "A Boy, A Girl & A Bike" has been Passed for Public Exhibition to Adult Audiences 'A'. This title differs with the use of the ampersand instead of 'and' as in the film title credit. See more »

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Bicycle Thieves
29 August 2019 | by richardchattenSee all my reviews

When I first learned during the early seventies that Honor Blackman had starred in something called 'A Boy, a Girl and a Bike', my fevered young imagination had conjured up a fetishistic Kenneth Anger-like fantasy or an erotic drama like 'Girl on a Motorcyle'. But 'The Wild One' this ain't.

This was actually the only feature film produced by documentary maker Ralph Keene, shot on location in North Yorkshire with the youthful Miss Blackman struggling with a northern accent as a mill worker who spends her weekends in shorts on a bicycle rather than in leather straddling a Harley-Davidson.

The film makes the tiny workers' homes (through the windows of which it always seems to be night and there are chimneys perpetually belching out smoke) look painfully cramped, lacking in privacy, and just the sort of places from which to escape into the Dales at every possible opportunity.

It's a measure of the film's incredible age that Blackman was still sweet and demure in those days, and that the bad girl is a plump, pouting young Diana Dors ("built for pleasure", as one fellow observes).


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