One Wish Too Many

  • 1956
  • Movie
  • NR
  • Comedy

Richmond is a schoolboy who finds a magic marble that grants wishes. He uses it to escape into his own fantasy world, get revenge on bullies, and pull pranks on his teachers. This gets out of hand when he makes a toy steam roller into a real one which runs wild in London. Richmond's father comes to his rescue, and the boy is happy to learn that he's lost...read more

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Richmond is a schoolboy who finds a magic marble that grants wishes. He uses it to escape into his own fantasy world, get revenge on bullies, and pull pranks on his teachers. This gets out of hand when he makes a toy steam roller into a real one which runs wild in London. Richmond's

father comes to his rescue, and the boy is happy to learn that he's lost the marble. Grand prize winner for Best Children's Film at the Venice Children's Film Festival in 1956, which, in retrospect, makes one wonder, since it has a condescending air and much of the photography is murky.

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