The Boy and the Bridge (1959)

Genres - Drama  |   Run Time - 91 min.  |   Countries - UK  |  
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The Boy and the Bridge is a very slight tale based on an original American story by Leon Ware centered on the Golden Gate Bridge in San Francisco. This adaptation by director and co-writer Kevin McClory is set on the Tower Bridge in London. The premise is simple and perhaps too much so for the 90-minute running time. A little boy named Tommy (Ian MacLaine) watches as his father is arrested after a bad brawl. Tommy believes his father must have killed someone and rather than return home, he heads to Tower Bridge to set up housekeeping there. The atmosphere and life around the bridge are a secondary protagonist in the story, introducing several interesting characters.

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runaway [from home], arrest, boy, brain-surgery, bridge [structure], child, escape, father, killing, name-clearing, on-the-road, prison