Children of the Damned (1964)

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Cast overview, first billed only:
Col Tom Llewellyn
Alan Badel ...
Dr. David Neville
Susan Eliot
Alfred Burke ...
Colin Webster
Sheila Allen ...
Diana Looran
Ralph Michael ...
Defense Minister
Patrick Wymark ...
Martin Miller ...
Prof. Gruber
Harold Goldblatt ...
Patrick White ...
Mr. Davidson
André Mikhelson ...
Russian official (as Andre Mikhelson)
Mrs. Robbins, Mark's Grandmother
Clive Powell ...
Yoke-Moon Lee ...
Mi Ling (as Lee Yoke-Moon)
Roberta Rex ...


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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29 January 1964 (USA)  »

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A Quantum leap in development?
28 November 2014 | by (Buffalo, New York) – See all my reviews

Another group of children, this time scattered all over the world and not having the tell tale blue eyes and blond hair, have been reported. The British government has had them brought to London, five of them that is, the sixth being British.

We're not necessarily blaming aliens this time. Could it be aliens or has man taken a quantum leap in development? That's what Alan Badel and Ian Hendry who are scientists want to know. But Alfred Burke representing the government sees only two alternatives, make use of their telekinetic and mind reading powers or destroy them.

Not quite a sequel to Village Of The Damned, Children Of The Damned adds a few new wrinkles to the situation humankind finds itself in dealing with these super kids. Barbara Shelley who is the aunt of the British kid gets taken over and essentially becomes den mother and spokesperson for the children. The might of British defense has definitely met its match.

In the end a rather sensible solution is arrived at and not by the grownups.

Nice suspenseful science fiction story.

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