The Little Ones
|The Little Ones|
|Directed by||Jim O'Connolly|
|Produced by||Freddie Robertson|
|Written by||Jim O'Connolly|
|Edited by||Henry Richardson|
|Distributed by||Columbia Pictures|
The Little Ones was a 1965 British family comedy film directed by British director Jim O'Connolly starring Carl Gonzales and Kim Smith. Dudley Foster stars as Superintendent Carter and Derek Newark plays the strict Detective Sgt. Wilson.
Child actor Kim Smith was hired to play the part of the abused child Ted making his screen debut. He went on to star in Oliver in 1968 and in 2004 and 2005 made appearances in The Bill and EastEnders.
Two poor boys from London, Ted, an abused child and Jackie, the son of a prostitute run away to Liverpool in an attempt to stowaway on a ship bound to Jamaica. Arriving in Liverpool tired and hungry, they steal a suitcase which they hope to pawn for money to provide food. The owner of the suitcase, a wealthy shipping businessman, alerts the police and the boys are subsequently caught, scolded and sent home. Recognizing their dire life at home, a friendly superintendent tells that the boys that many ships leave here for Jamaica.
- Carl Gonzales as Jackie
- Kim Smith as Ted
- Dudley Foster as Supt. Carter
- Derek Newark as Det. Wilson
- Jean Marlow as Ted's Mother
- Peter Thomas as Ted's Father
- Derek Francis as Paddy
- Cyril Shaps as Child Welfare Officer
- John Chandos as Lord Brantley
- Diane Aubrey as Peggy
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