Violent Playground

"EVERY CITY HAS ITS DANGEROUS YOUTH. Stark, explosive drama - as the camera lays bare the heart of a big city and probe the secrets of its Violent Playground."

In late 1950s London, a Juvenile Liaison Officer is investigating a vexing series of arson crimes and suspects a certain young man known to be a gang leader. He visits the home of his suspect but falls in love with his sister. Events eventually lead to the gang leader taking school kids hostage, holding them at gunpoint with a machine gun. A tense hostage negotiation follows with a potentially deadly outcome.

| 1958 | 1 hr 46 min | 6.7/10
Stanley Baker, Anne Heywood, David McCallum, Peter Cushing
Basil Dearden
Violent Playground
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