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Child in the House (1956)

 -  Drama  -  14 August 1956 (UK)
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Young Elizabeth is left with her relatives, a married couple, while her mother is in hospital. The friendly husband likes her, but the wife hates kids. Her father, an often absent crook on the lam, visits her in secret one day.

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Phyllis Calvert ...
Evelyn Acheson
Eric Portman ...
Henry Acheson
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Stephen Lorimer
Mandy Miller ...
Elizabeth Lorimer
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Cassie
Joan Hickson ...
Cook
Victor Maddern ...
Bert
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Det. Sgt. Taylor
Joan Benham ...
Vera McNally
Martin Miller ...
Prof. Topolski
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Peter McNally
Alfie Bass ...
Ticket collector
Molly Urquhart ...
Mrs. Parsons
Bruce Beeby ...
Const. Jennings
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Howard Forbes
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Young Elizabeth is left with her relatives, a married couple, while her mother is in hospital. The friendly husband likes her, but the wife hates kids. Her father, an often absent crook on the lam, visits her in secret one day.

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Nice little drama
18 October 2007 | by (NYC) – See all my reviews

This is an entertaining little drama, the child in the house being Mandy Miller of "Mandy" fame.

Mandy, playing a child by the name of Elizabeth, has been left with childless relatives while her mother is hospitalised. Her father, Stanley Baker is separated from the mother and is a character of shady background.He makes contact with his daughter who adores him but swears her to secrecy about the contact. Once again he is involved in another shady deal and indeed the police are looking for him.

The movie revolves around the loyalty of the little girl,the dislike of the lady of the house for kids and Baker, and the sympathetic man of the house character.

The movie is available on VHS and is well worth a look.


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