Sammy Going South
Country of Origin: United Kingdom
Production year: 1963
Director: Alexander Mackendrick
Rating: Rating
UPC [Locale]: 5-055201-806987
Running time: 1:54 (114 Min.)
Casetype: Keep Case
Format: PAL, Widescreen 1.78:1
DVD-Format: Single-Sided, Double-Layered
Released: June 28, 2010
Collection type: Owned (#6374)
Status: Available
Purchase date: June 28, 2011
Purchase price: Hidden
Review (movie): 0 / 10
Review (video): 0 / 10
Overview
After an air raid in Port Said kills his parents, Sammy(Fergus McClelland)is left alone, penniless and vulnerable. So Sammy sets out defiantly to find his Aunt Jane, whom he vaguely remembers lives in Durban, South Africa - at the other end of the continent.

Along the way, Sammy encounters a variety of disparate characters and untrustworthy adults, including a Syrian peddlar, a sly Greek guide, and a rich, childless American tourist. He navigates a treacherous path through desert, across mountains and down river, until he meets and forms an unlikely bond with world-weary hunter Cocky Wainwright(Edward G. Robinson).

Vividly evocative of a world long since crumbled, Sammy Going South is a lesser-known film from the brilliant career of Alexander Mackendrick, director of Ealing classics The Ladykillers and The Man in the White Suit. A film about a child but most resolutely for adults, Sammy Going South is an undiscovered gem that has been carefully restored to best showcase the beauty of the African landscape as seen through a ten-year-old child's eyes.
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Misc.
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Genres
Drama
Adventure
Studios
Production Studios:
 • Twentieth Century Fox
 • Bryanston Seven Arts
 • Michael Balcon Productions
Media Companies:
 • StudioCanal
 • Optimum Releasing Ltd.
Audio format
English  Dolby Digital Mono
Subtitles
 
Tags
PAL-Format
Discs
# Description A B DS DL A DL B
1Main Feature
Features
 • Scene Access
 • Interviews
Easter Eggs
Brand new interviews with Fergus McClelland and James Mangold, friend and colleague of Alexander Mackendrick.
Crew
Direction
Alexander Mackendrick....Director
Writing
W.H. Canaway....Original Material By
Denis Cannan....Writer
Production
Hal Mason....Producer
Cinematography
Erwin Hillier....Cinematographer
Film Editing
Jack Harris....Film Editor
Music
Tristram Cary....Composer
Art
Edward Tester....Art Director
Philip Leakey....Make-up Artist
Cast
Edward G. Robinson....Cocky Wainwright
Fergus McClelland....Sammy
Constance Cummings....Gloria van Imhoff
Harry H. Corbett....Lem
Paul Stassino....Spyros Dracandopolous
Zia Mohyeddin....The Syrian
Orlando Martins....Abu Lubaba
John Turner....Heneker
Zena Walker....Aunt Jane
Jack Gwillim....District Commissioner
Patricia Donahue....Kathy
Jared Allen....Bob
Guy Deghy....Doctor
Marne Maitland.... Hassan
Steven Scott....Egyptian Policeman
Frederick Schiller....Head Porter
Frank Phillips....BBC radio newsreader