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    British film, in Black and White. Based in a boarding school, and involved a character setting up a system of insurance, in which a child whipped by the head received a load of sweets as an insurance payout. The movie is about entrepreneurship. The student "hero" had a picture of the head of Lloyd's of London, instead of a picture of his father near his bed.

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    The Dollar Bottom? Made in 1981 but set in 1953:



    The Dollar Bottom (1981)



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    I have to say, that sounds like it. The plot is identical to the one I remember - however I was pretty sure it was actually produced in the era of B&W - but my memory can of course be wrong.



    Very good pick on your part



    i am going to call this one solved, I think.

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    Quote Originally Posted by Checkboard View Post
    I have to say, that sounds like it. The plot is identical to the one I remember - however I was pretty sure it was actually produced in the era of B&W - but my memory can of course be wrong.



    Very good pick on your part



    i am going to call this one solved, I think.


    It was filmed in colour but I guess it was inspired by all the old British B&W school movies (Will Hay, St. Trinians) that we all remember where the kids were always pulling scams, getting punished etc!



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    Quote Originally Posted by Euryale View Post
    It was filmed in colour but I guess it was inspired by all the old British B&W school movies (Will Hay, St. Trinians) that we all remember where the kids were always pulling scams, getting punished etc!



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    I have wanted to see this film (The Dollar Bottom) again since seeing it in the early 1980s. Has anyone been able to locate a copy?[

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