The Magnet

26th Nov 2009 - 7:30pm

Studio Theatre

The Magnet (Charles Frend, 1950) will be screened on Thursday 26th November 2009 in the Studio Theatre. The film is a U certificate.

  • Running Time: 79 minutes
  • Tickets: £3.00/ £2.50 conc. Entry is on a first come, first served basis. However, tickets can be reserved in advance by calling 01695 584480.
  • Short Cuts Cinema: edgehill.ac.uk/shortcuts

One of the few Ealing comedies set outside of London, The Magnet follows precocious Liverpool schoolboy Johnny Brent (James Fox), who despite suffering from scarlet fever manages to con a younger boy out of a powerful magnet – a deal he brokers by offering the child an ivisible watch. A series of increasingly elaborate misunderstandings leads to Johnny becoming a local hero, but he’s consumed with guilt over the sly way he acquired the magnet. Shot on location in Liverpool and New Brighton, the film is a wonderful snap shot of post-War Liverpool featuring scenes of New Brighton Pier and Lido, The Mersey Ferries and The Liverpool Overhead Railway.

For details of what’s on this season at the Studio Theatre, view the programme of Short Cuts screenings.

Alternatively, for what’s on this season at the Rose Theatre, visit the Rose Theatre website.

Interested in learning more about film or other subjects? Edge Hill University provides degree programmes in Film Studies, Media, Performing Arts, English, Creative Writing and History. Why not find out more from our A-Z of courses or by contacting our Enquiries Unit on 0800 195 5063.