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The Wonder Kid
(1951)

Country: UK

Genre: Drama

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Synopsis

Sebastian Giro (Bobby Henrey) is a ten-year-old French boy and child musical prodigy found in an orphanage by Mr Gorik, who exploits the youngsterís talent as a classical pianist and turns him into an international celebrity - but who also embezzles the takings so that the boy gets hardly any reward for his work. In addition, Gorik wonít allow Sebastian to enjoy the simple pleasures of being a little boy, like playing with other boys or even reading comic books, because, when Sebastian isnít performing, Gorik isnít making any money out of him! When Sebastian's English governess, Miss Frisbie, is dismissed from her post for confronting Gorik, she pays a gang of crooks to "kidnap" Sebastian, and hide him in a remote lodge in the Austrian Tyrol, where, ironically, the boy has never been so free and happy...

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Cast

  • Bobby Henrey
    (Sebastian Giro)
  • Elwyn Brook-Jones
    (Mr. Gorik)
  • Muriel Aked
    (Miss Frisbie)
  • Oskar Werner
    (Rudi)
  • Robert Shackleton
    (Rocks Cooley)
  • Christa Winter
    (Anni)
  • Sebastian Cabot
    (Pizzo)
  • Paul Hardtmuth
    (Professor Bindl)
  • June Elvin
    (Miss Kirsch)

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