Boys in Brown

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Boys In Brown
Boys in Brown FilmPoster.jpeg
Directed by Montgomery Tully
Produced by Antony Darnborough
Written by Montgomery Tully
Based on play by Reginald Beckwith
Starring Jack Warner
Richard Attenborough
Dirk Bogarde
Music by Doreen Carwithen
Cinematography Cyril Bristow
Gordon Lang
Edited by James Needs
Distributed by Rank Organisation
Release date
  • 1949 (1949)
Running time
85 minutes
Country United Kingdom
Language English
Box office £94,000 (by 1953)[1]

Boys in Brown is a 1949 British drama film directed by Montgomery Tully. Based on a play by Reginald Beckwith, it depicts life in a borstal for young offenders. It stars Jack Warner, Richard Attenborough, Dirk Bogarde and Jimmy Hanley.[2]


Teenager Jackie Knowles (Richard Attenborough) drives a getaway car in a robbery. He is captured and sentenced to serve three years in a borstal institution run by a sympathetic governor (Jack Warner). He befriends Alfie (Dirk Bogarde) and Bill (Jimmy Hanley).



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