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The Wonder Kid

Country: UK

Genre: Drama



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

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Bobby Henrey was heavily promoted as the star of this film - I guess he was quite popular after The Fallen Idol! He is charming here as the sheltered piano prodigy Sebastian, who yearns for a normal boyhood and especially hates the feminine collars he is made to wear for recitals. Muriel Aked puts in a delightfully campy performance as the whacky but loving governess. Oskar Werner plays an American gangster who reluctantly gets caught up with European mobsters, and finds himself acting as a father figure for young Sebastian. An offbeat and entertaining thriller.

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