Main title from The Guinea Pig (1948)

The Guinea Pig


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| Film | United Kingdom | B&W | Drama | 1h 37min
| Stars: Richard Attenborough, Sheila Sim, Bernard Miles | Director: Roy Boulting

The first poor boy to win a scholarship to a famous public school has a hard time


Sheila Sim, whose steady rise to success in such films as A Canterbury Tale, The Guinea Pig and Dear Mr Prohack has established her as an accomplished actress who epitomises youthful English charm, has an important romantic role in Pandora and the Flying Dutchman.  She plays Janet, the archaeologist narrator’s niece, who suffers unhappiness through her love for Pandora’s fiancé, a famous racing motorist, portrayed by Nigel Patrick
Lynne Hartley
Bernard Miles
Mr Read
Cecil Trouncer
Lloyd Hartley
Robert Flemyng
Nigel Lorraine
Edith Sharpe
Mrs Hartley
Signed photograph of English actress, Joan Hickson. Picture reads ‘All good wishes, Joan Hickson’
Mrs Read
Timothy Bateson
Clive Baxter
Basil Cunard
John Forrest
Maureen Glynne
Brenda Hogan
Lorna Beckett
Herbert Lomas
Sir James Corfield
Anthony Newley
Miles Minor
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Main title from The Guinea Pig (1948)
Jack Read (Richard Attenborough) and Lynne Hartley (Sheila Sim) laugh uproariously in The Guinea Pig (1948)


Roy Boulting
Warren Chetham Strode
Writer (play)


Boulting Brothers
Production company
Pilgrim Pictures
Production company