A Pál utcai fiúk (1969) AKA The Boys from Paul Street


Based on the novel of the same name by Ferenc Molnár, the film concerns two groups of boys that each claim rights to a vacant lot for their own club’s use. Eventually they decide to settle it like adults: by going to war. They elect generals, hold a summit meeting, agree on the terms of combat… and then they fight.

Director: Zoltán Fabri. AKA The Boys from Paul Street.
Writers: Endre Bohem, Zoltán Fábri, Ferenc Molnár (novel).
Stars: Mari Töröcsik, Sándor Pésci, László Kozák, Anthony Kemp, William Burleigh, John Moulder-Brown, Robert Efford, Mark Colleano, Gary O’Brien, Martin Beaumont, Paul Bartleft, Earl Younger, György Vizi, Julien Holdaway, Péter Delmár, Nyika Jancsó, Attila Némethy, Imre Ebergényi, Sándor Kentner, László Paál, Árpád Téry, András Avar, János Pach, István Seri, Orsolya Zeitler.

1969 Academy Awards – Nominated for an Oscar for Best Foreign Language Film.


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  1. Kelly Werre
    June 12, 2022

    This was released in the USA by 20th Century Fox in an English dubbed version.

  2. Dan
    July 6, 2022

    A real gem.

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