Stanley Baker Retrospective: Violent Playground (PG)
UK/1957/105mins/PG. Dir: Basil Dearden. With: Stanley Baker, Peter Cushing, Anne Heywood, David McCallum.
Stanley Baker Retrospective
Celebrating 50 years since the release of Zulu
Born in the mining community of Ferndale, Stanley Baker, alongside lifelong friend Richard Burton, went on to Hollywood stardom as a character actor rather than romantic lead. Proving an enduring and powerful presence as an actor and later as a producer, he made some of the great films of the era. Over the summer we celebrate the 50th anniversary of Zulu and pay homage to this Welsh great.
After investigating a case of juvenile crime, Detective Jack Truman comes into contact with the Murphy family. As he becomes more involved with them he begins to suspect Johnny, the elder brother, of being an arsonist but Jack doesn’t realise the desperate measures Johnny will take to avoid capture.