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


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29 January 1964 (USA)  »

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Interesting British sci-fi (but not a sequel!)
21 December 2003 | by (Fayetteville, GA) – See all my reviews

Although it is often referred to as a sequel to "Village of the Damned", the plot differs in enough ways to make the claim seriously questionable. No mention is made of the events in the first film. The only real similarity is that the story concerns six children who are perceived as a threat to mankind because they possess strange telepathic and mind-control powers.

Unlike the first film, however, the children are of different nationalities (not identical blonds, as the children in the first film) and they do not mature at an accelerated rate.

It's as if the basic premise (six superintelligent kids who are a threat to mankind) was reworked into a new story. The children are explained as being "quantum leaps in evolution" (not alien offspring, as in the first film). And yet the story never clarifies why they were all born at approximately the same time in different parts of the world (coincidence?). When one sympathetic government agent asks the children, "Why are you here?", the children reply "We don't know."

A line of dialogue by a major character, stating that the children are here to help mankind, was later edited from the film. Too bad.

Mankind, rather than the kids, are portrayed as the bad guys. Despite some confusion over these basic plot elements, director Anton M. Leader does deliver a clear message concerning the hate, fear, and intolerance which society feels towards anyone who doesn't "fit in", as well as the greed for power which nations feel in their efforts to gain dominance over each other.

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