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Our Mother's House (1967)

When their deeply religious mother dies, the seven Hook children bury her in the garden and continue life as normal. Then their absent father , Charlie, reappears...

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Nominated for 1 BAFTA Film Award. Another 1 nomination. See more awards »
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Charlie Hook
Margaret Leclere ...
Elsa (as Margaret Brooks)
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Diana
Louis Sheldon Williams ...
Hubert
John Gugolka ...
Dunstan
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Jiminee
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Gerty (as Sarah Nicholls)
Gustav Henry ...
Willy
Parnum Wallace ...
Louis
Yootha Joyce ...
Mrs. Quayle
Claire Davidson ...
Miss Bailey
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Mr. Halbert
Annette Carell ...
Mother
Gerald Sim ...
Bank Clerk
Edina Ronay ...
Doreen
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When their deeply religious mother dies, the seven Hook children bury her in the garden and continue life as normal. Then their absent father , Charlie, reappears... Written by Allen Dace

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We know a secret -- We won't tell. For if we tell, We'll go to hell. See more »

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"Our Mother's House" marked the second of five collaborations between director Jack Clayton and noted French soundtrack composer Georges Delerue, who had previously written the score for Clayton's "The Pumpkin Eater" (1964). After an interval of 16 years, they reunited for "Something Wicked This Way Comes" (1983), although the production was troubled, with Disney forcing Clayton to replace Delerue's original music (which was considered 'too dark') with a new score by James Horner. Delerue went on to compose the music for Clayton's last two projects, "The Longly Passion of Judith Hearne" (1987),and the TV movie "Memento Mori" (1992), which was broadcast a month after Delerue's death. See more »

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Featured in Lionpower from MGM (1967) See more »

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Mother Will Always Be Here
Written and Performed by Georges Delerue Et Son Orchestre
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Amazing little world
11 March 2004 | by (Los Angeles, USA) – See all my reviews

Among the filmography of the great Jack Clayton, OUR MOTHER'S HOUSE ranks with ROOM AT THE TOP, THE INNOCENTS and THE PUMPKIN EATER. He has a master's hand to deal with the smallest details. His work with children is unsurpassed. Here we have the splendid Pamela Franklin (The Prime of Miss Jean Brodie) and Mark Lester(Oliver in Carol Reed's Oliver) plus a sterling performance by Dirk Bogarde. The film is, clearly, an ancestor of THE CEMENT GARDEN but it creates a world impossible to emulate. In my list of films that changed my life, it goes hand in hand with ROSEMARY'S BABY, APARTMENT ZERO, THE CONFORMIST and BLOW UP.


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