Joey: the autobiography of Joey Deacon (TEFC)

United Kingdom, 1974

Film
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Joey Deacon, born in 1920 with brain damage, grew up severely spastic, unable to talk or walk. When, in 1928, his mother died, he was sent to an institution where he lived for years, quite unable to make himself understood. Then, in 1941, he met Ernie Roberts who had one remarkable skill - he could understand Joey. This led to a new and richer life, and this film tells Joey’s remarkable story. Based on Joey Deacon’s book “Tongue tied”.

Credits

director

Brian Gibson

producer

Peter Goodchild

production company

British Broadcasting Corporation

Language

English

Duration

01:13:20:00

Colour

Colour

ACMI Identifier

36230

Subject categories

Adaptations

Advertising, Film, Journalism, Mass Media & TV → Biographical films

Biographical

Documentary

Documentary → Docudrama

Food, Health, Lifestyle, Medicine, Psychology & Safety → Brain damage

Food, Health, Lifestyle, Medicine, Psychology & Safety → Handicapped - Care and treatment

Food, Health, Lifestyle, Medicine, Psychology & Safety → Mentally handicapped children

Literature → English literature - Film and video adaptations

People → Biographical films

Sound/audio

Sound

Holdings

16mm film; Access Print (Section 1)

VHS; Access Print (Section 1)

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