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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
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Susan Eliot
Alfred Burke ...
Colin Webster
Sheila Allen ...
Diana Looran
Ralph Michael ...
Defense Minister
Patrick Wymark ...
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Martin Miller ...
Prof. Gruber
Harold Goldblatt ...
Harib
Patrick White ...
Mr. Davidson
André Mikhelson ...
Russian official (as Andre Mikhelson)
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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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Outstanding 60s sci fi
30 December 1999 | by (Oakland CA) – See all my reviews

Children of the Damned is not so much a sequel to Village of the Damned as a supplement to it. This time it's children in the heart of London who are displaying terrifying powers. Instead of personalising the story as in the first film, this time screenwriter John Briley enlarges the scope to encompass some philosophical questions: what right does man have to interfere with evolution? Who's more scared, the adults or the children?

And of course, nature vs. nurture? Highly recommended, Children of the Damned is a fine example of British science fiction filmmaking, as good as Five Million Years to Earth.


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