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During World War II, teenage boys in a small English town are consumed with jingoism and brutal war games, hoping dearly that the war won't end before they can fight in it. John, one of the younger members, is increasingly torn between these peer group values and his deepening homoerotic friendship with Mark, a gentle Jewish refugee whom his gang has ostracized as a sissy and a coward. Based on the novel _The Custard Boys_, by John Rae. Reminiscent of _Lord of the Flies_ in depicting adolescent cruelty growing unchecked to tragic extremes.
Cast & Crew
|MPAA Ratings:||Premiere Info:||New York opening: 9 Sep 1963|
|Release Date:||1963||Production Date:||
|Color/B&W:||Black and White||Distributions Co:||Royal Films International, Columbia Pictures|
|Sound:||Mono||Production Co:||Blazer Films|