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Child in the House (1956)

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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(as Charles De Lautour), (as C. Raker Endfield)

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(novel), (additional dialogue) (as A. Danvers Walker) | 1 more credit »
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Cast

Complete credited cast:
Phyllis Calvert ...
Evelyn Acheson
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Henry Acheson
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Stephen Lorimer
Mandy Miller ...
Elizabeth Lorimer (as Mandy)
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Cassie
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Det. Sgt. Taylor
Joan Benham ...
Vera McNally
Victor Maddern ...
Bert
Martin Miller ...
Professor Topolski
Joan Hickson ...
Cook
Alfie Bass ...
Ticket Collector
Bruce Beeby ...
Policeman
Grace Arnold ...
Mrs. Groves
Molly Urquhart ...
Mrs. Parsons
Estelle E. Richmond ...
Nurse (as Estelle Richmond)
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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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14 August 1956 (UK)  »

Also Known As:

Ein Kind kommt ins Haus  »

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(RCA Sound Recording)

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1.37 : 1
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Version of BBC Sunday-Night Play: A Child in the House (1962) See more »

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Time to Dream
Sung by Mandy Miller (uncredited)
Music by Mario Nascimbene
Lyrics by Norman Newell
[Sung over main and end titles]
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Excellent performance by Mandy Miller
20 April 2016 | by (london) – See all my reviews

Mandy Miller was the only real child star of the British cinema in the fifties till Hayley Mills came along.She plays the daughter of crooked ex solicitor played by Stanley Baker,who out of misguided loyalty protects him from capture by the police.Miller is staying with her aunt,Phyllis Calvert,as her mother is critically ill in hospital.Eric Postman plays her husband.Calvert blames Postman for not reporting Baker to the police

.He blames her for enticing him into a loveliness marriage.Whilst the film promises an exciting climax it rather disappoints and it all ends rather gamely.


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