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Beware of Children (1961)

No Kidding (original title)
A young, married couple inherit an estate and decide to turn it into a summer camp for children.

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David Robinson
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Catherine Robinson
Julia Lockwood ...
Fenella / 'Vanilla'
Irene Handl ...
Mrs. Spicer
Noel Purcell ...
Tandy
Joan Hickson ...
Cook
June Jago ...
Matron
Cyril Raymond ...
Col. Matthews
Esma Cannon ...
District Nurse
Alan Gifford ...
Edgar Treadgold
Sydney Tafler ...
Mr. Rockbottom
Brian Oulton ...
Vicar
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King
Patricia Jessel ...
Queen
Brian Rawlinson ...
Will
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A young, married couple inherit an estate and decide to turn it into a summer camp for children.

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From the producers of "Carry On Nurse" another "daffodil" to shake your funny bone! See more »

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Oh dear!
22 March 2008 | by (United Kingdom) – See all my reviews

It is a real shame, but this is a poor film. The potential is there with a good, strong cast, but the story is weak, there are far too many predictable moments and occasions when there is a try at humour which fails miserably. I am surprised that it has been rated as a Comedy. What this film has got going for it, and the only reason I didn't score it 1 out of 10, are the performances from most of the actors, particularly Joan Hickson and Irene Handl (playing a straight role for a change). It is worth watching to see the usual British character actors (Cyril Chamberlain, Sydney Tafler etc) and the wonderful Leslie Phillips and gorgeous Geraldine McEwen who, of course, shares the film with another "Miss Marple"! However, I doubt I will ever sit through it again.


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