Carol Reed's last film for Alexander Korda and his first in colour is a wonderfully whimsical tale of a young boy, Joe, who buys a small goat in the belief that it's a magical unicorn that will grant him and his friends' wishes. Meanwhile, romance blooms between beautiful Sonia (Diana Dors) and her bodybuilder boyfriend Sam (Joe Robinson), who has the misfortune to get mixed up with crooked wrestling promoter Blackie Isaacs (Lou Jacobi).
Colourfully set amidst the bustling Anglo-Jewish environs of Petticoat Lane Market in the post-war years, with luscious location shooting in London's East End, this sweetly sentimental family drama (the screenplay was by Wolf Mankowitz from his book A Kid for Two Farthings) is also a charming period piece, poignantly reflecting a long-vanished metropolis.
Extras include a variety of archive films, including films on two London markets and about wrestling and boxing, a new interview with actress Vera Day and an interview with actor Joe Robinson recorded at BFI Southbank in 2006.
Released in a Dual Format Edition (DVD/Blu-ray) and on iTunes on 19 August 2019.