Sammy Going South (1963)

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  • A Boy Ten Feet Tall Alternative


Sammy, aged ten, is orphaned in an air raid at Port Said during Suez. He sets out alone with a toy compass to find his only relative, Aunt Jane, in Durban. After encounters with a Syrian pedlar, a rich American tourist and her guide from whom he escapes, Sammy meets Cocky, an old diamond smuggler. The police, alerted by the guide about Sammy, capture Cocky but Sammy escapes. Aunt Jane comes to police headquarters to find out about Sammy and is told by Cocky that she must let him finish his journey alone. When finally Sammy reaches Durban she is there to welcome him.

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