Cinema: The New Pictures, Aug. 26, 1957

Escapade (Daniel M. Angel; DCA), true to its title, fails to quit when it is ahead. A British import based on Roger MacDougall's long-run London stage hit, the film gets on splendidly as long as it rambles puckishly in the classrooms and dormitories, spying on the rebellious antics of Ferndale School's mischievous boys. But when it suddenly converts its juvenile comics into a pack of stern little pacifists campaigning for world peace, it grows about as hilarious as a U.N. committee session on genocide.

Icarus Hampden—so symbolic a character that he never appears...

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