A Kid for Two Farthings
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In this sentimental comedy, Carol Reed tries for a bit of neo-realist whimsy that takes place in the London slums of Petticoat Lane. The film centers upon Joe (Jonathan Ashmore), a six-year-old London East-ender who believes strongly in the magical power of unicorns. Joe and his lonely mother Joanna (Celia Johnson) live with wily, philosophical tailor Kandinsky (David Kossoff), who convinces Joe that if he could only come upon the legendary unicorn, he could grant all the wishes of his poor neighbors. Taking Kandinsky at his word, Joe searches the slums for a unicorn. Then one morning, he… More
Rotten Tomatoes Score: 60%

Critic Reviews from Rotten Tomatoes

"Delightful fantasy story."
‑ Dennis Schwartz, Ozus' World Movie Reviews
‑ Staci Layne Wilson, StaciWilson.com
"Wants to be a child's fantasy writ large. Stumbles and breaks its nose on the stairwell instead."
‑ Widgett Walls, Needcoffee.com
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