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The Yellow Balloon


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    Sight & Sound: Philip Kemp
    July 31, 2015 | September 2015 Issue (p. 98-99)

    Like many London-set films of the post-war era, Balloon makes atmospheric use of the capital's bombsites (it's on one of these that the crucial accident occurs) and even more so the disused tube station where the final showdown plays out. Kenneth More and Kathleen Ryan (Odd Man Out) make what they can of constricted roles as the boy's parents, and there's an enjoyable, amused cameo from Hy Hazell as the kindly prostitute who briefly takes him under her wing.