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The Little Girl Who Lives Down the Lane (1976)

13-year-old Rynn Jacobs lives alone in a high-class Quebec small town, but unknown to the neighbors, she is leading a secret and dangerous life.

Director:

(as Nicholas Gessner)

Writers:

(novel), (screenplay)
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2 wins & 4 nominations. See more awards »
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Cast

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Mort Shuman ...
Miglioriti
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Mario
Dorothy Davis ...
Town Hall Clerk
Clesson Goodhue ...
Bank Manager
Hubert Noël ...
Bank Clerk (as Hubert Noel)
Jacques Famery ...
Bank Clerk
Mary Morter ...
Teller
Julie Wildman ...
Teller
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Storyline

Rynn Jacobs is a thirteen-year-old girl who lives in a secluded house that she and her father have rented in a quiet seaside community. But whenever anybody from the town tries to satisfy their curiosity, Rynn's father is never around, and it seems as if the girl is all alone. Rynn's resourcefulness is put to the test as several people try to find out what she might be hiding, including the snobby landlady and her sleazy son. Written by acidxian

Plot Summary | Plot Synopsis

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Ask Her No Questions And Nobody Dies. See more »


Certificate:

PG | See all certifications »

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Release Date:

26 January 1977 (France)  »

Also Known As:

Das Mädchen am Ende der Straße  »

Box Office

Budget:

CAD 1,100,000 (estimated)
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Aspect Ratio:

1.85 : 1
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Did You Know?

Trivia

The make and model of the luxury car that Mrs. Hallet (Alexis Smith) drove was a dark green 1955 S-Type Bentley. See more »

Goofs

Officer Ron sets his wine glass on the mantle before he leaves the house. When we see the mantle later, the wine glass is gone. When we see the mantle the third time, the wine glass has re-appeared, but in a different position. See more »

Quotes

Mario: Like your father said in that letter: Since when do they let kids do what they want?
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Crazy Credits

Rynn sits staring at Frank Hallet through the entire ending credits as the fire burns behind her. See more »

Connections

Referenced in Science Fiction Film Awards (1978) See more »

Soundtracks

A Party For Two
Written and Performed by Christian Gaubert Et Son Orchestre
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Due for re-release
25 September 2003 | by (Liverpool) – See all my reviews

There are some films which strike a chord immediately upon seeing, and stay in one's mind over many years. They act as a reference point for your life and experiences.

For me, this film was one such. I saw this about 4 times when it was released. I was aged 14. Jodie Foster played Rynn, a 13 year old in the film. I was an only child. Rynn was an only child.

(I think this was the first and only time I had a crush on a fictional character - the shots of the birthday cake with facial close-ups are still vivid. The - at the time - exotic kaftans added to the ambience.)

The murders and threatened child abuse aside (!), this is a story of survival, of independence, and of a growing realisation of a need for others.

There are many levels to this movie, and I would love to see this again. Perhaps a DVD release is overdue - even if only to satisfy my own nostalgia.


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