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COSH BOY (1952)

COSH BOY <span>(1952)</span> artwork

COSH BOY (1952)

Type Feature

Approx. Running minutes 73

Release dates 20/01/2020

Ratings Info sexual threat, moderate threat

Genre(s) FILM NOIR, Drama, Crime

Director(s) Lewis Gilbert

Cast includes James Kenney, Joan Collins, Betty Ann Davies, Hermione Baddeley, Hermione Gingold, Nancy Roberts, Laurence Naismith, Sid James

Cut All known versions of this work passed uncut.

  • Video release suitable for 12 years and over icon12

Ratings info

Ratings info publication date 10/01/2020

Note: The following text may contain spoilers

COSH BOY is a British film noir, from 1953, in which a teenager runs a London gang.

Sexual violence

In a sequence of sexual threat, a boy corners a frightened girl in an alley and implies that he will hurt her if she resists him. He forcefully kisses her and she initially tries to get away, but then returns the kiss.

Threat and horror

A teenager screams and begs as his stepfather prepares to beat him with a belt. Only the first blow occurs on screen.

People are mugged or beaten and a man is shot, all without sight of blood or injury detail. There are infrequent mild sex references, as well as non-graphic verbal references to teenage pregnancy, miscarriage and attempted suicide.

Details

Title
COSH BOY
Also known as
THE SLASHER
Year
1952
Formats
Cinema, DVD
Distributor(s)
Daniel Angel Films Ltd,BFI Video
Classified date(s)
31/10/2019
Main language
English
BBFC reference
AZF027956

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