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Children of the Damned (1964)

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Scientists discovers that there are six children who each have an enormous intelligence. The children are flown to London to be studied, but they each escape their embassy and gather in a ... See full summary »

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Col Tom Llewellyn
Alan Badel ...
Dr. David Neville
Barbara Ferris ...
Susan Eliot
Alfred Burke ...
Colin Webster
Sheila Allen ...
Diana Looran
Ralph Michael ...
Defense Minister
Patrick Wymark ...
Commander
Martin Miller ...
Prof. Gruber
Harold Goldblatt ...
Harib
Patrick White ...
Mr. Davidson
André Mikhelson ...
Russian official (as Andre Mikhelson)
Bessie Love ...
Mrs. Robbins, Mark's Grandmother
Clive Powell ...
Paul
Yoke-Moon Lee ...
Mi Ling (as Lee Yoke-Moon)
Roberta Rex ...
Nina
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Scientists discovers that there are six children who each have an enormous intelligence. The children are flown to London to be studied, but they each escape their embassy and gather in a church. Written by Fluffyudders

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So young, so innocent, so deadly - they came to conquer the world! See more »

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Horror | Sci-Fi

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29 January 1964 (USA)  »

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Ambitious but deadeningly dull
17 July 2007 | by (London, England) – See all my reviews

Children of the Damned is morally and politically more ambitious still than the original Village of the Damned, exploring the notion that humans are perhaps far worse than the cuckoos in their midst. Unfortunately it's also very dull, good performances from Alfred Burke and Ian Hendry notwithstanding. There's no real involvement or forward momentum, and it exists in a vacuum – the events in the first film are never even acknowledged. But the saving grace of the Region 1 DVD at least is screenwriter John Briley's audio commentary, dealing with the themes of the movie as well as taking detailed diversions into the effect of the blacklist on Hollywood, the exile of US talent to Britain and the artistic and political freedom that MGM UK's sheep farming activities gave them! (There's also a brief harbinger of things to come with a photo of Gandhi overlooking Indian politicians debating killing the children in the film: Briley would go on to write Attenborough's biopic.)


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