John of the Fair (1952)

Genres - Children's/Family, Drama  |   Run Time - 63 min.  |   Countries - UK  |  
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In this British drama set in the 18th-century, a 14-year-old boy works in a carnival medicine booth. He believes the man he works for is his father, but he finds himself mistaken when his abducted by an avaricious uncle who informs him that he has inherited an important title. The uncle himself desires the title and plans to kill the lad who fortunately escapes. For vengeance the uncle starts a fire and immolates the boy's mentor. The carnies, lead by the strongman, attempt to exact their own revenge against the evil uncle. The whole mess goes to court where the boy's true lineage is revealed. He receives his rightful title.

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danger, boy, Britain, carnival, conflict, escape, evil, father, fire, heir, inheritance, kidnapping, medical, rags-to-riches, record [world record], release, strength, teenagers, trial [courtroom], uncle