John Howard Davies

John Howard Davies

2 Episodes

Child actor John Howard Davies headlines two Brit-lit adaptations about the fickle fortunes of boyhood.

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  • The Rocking Horse Winner

    Episode 1

    Directed by Anthony Pelissier • 1949 • United Kingdom

    A young boy discovers that riding his new rocking horse enables his ability to pick the winners at the racetrack. His parents, who are deeply in debt, begin to rely on this newfound skill.

  • Oliver Twist

    Episode 2

    Directed by David Lean • 1948 • United Kingdom
    Starring Robert Newton, Alec Guinness, Kay Walsh

    Expressionistic noir photography suffuses David Lean’s OLIVER TWIST with a nightmarish quality, fitting its bleak, industrial setting. In Dickens’ classic tale, an orphan wends his way from cruel appr...