Cinema: African Odyssey

A Boy Ten Feet Tall, handicapped by a title that suggests a doggedly inspirational outing for the very young, offers more enchantment per reel than most movies of twice its ambitions. This fresh, crackling and suspenseful African adventure story gives top billing to Veteran Edward G. Robinson, who bolsters the fun with his strongest performance in years.

The plot, from a lively little novel by W. H. Canaway, tells of Sammy (Fergus McClelland), a ten-year-old lad whose British parents are killed by British bombers over Port Said during the 1956 Suez crisis. Sammy...

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