Ten Bob in Winter (1963)

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The tribulations of a West Indian student during a workless Christmas vacation. Director Reckord provides the voice-over, telling the story ironically, in a rhythmic joking fashion. With 2 friends he looks for work, but the friends find a job cleaning furs, whilst the main character borrows ten shillings and goes to sign on at the Labour Exchange. He then lends the money to a man who has to get his suit from the cleaners in order to pawn it to get his guitar back. This starts to create difficulties as he engages in conversation with one of the `top guys' of the West Indian community outside the pawnshop waiting for the man he lent the money to. He is anxious to get his ten bob back, but without losing face in front of the top guy.

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