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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.

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(as Nicholas Gessner)

Writers:

(novel), (screenplay)
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Cast

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Mort Shuman ...
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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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She was only a little girl. She lived in a great big house... all alone. Where is her mother? Where is her father? Where are all the people who went to visit her? What is her unspeakable secret? Everyone who knows is dead. 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  »

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Budget:

CAD 1,100,000 (estimated)
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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

When Rynn buys the raffle tickets from Officer Ron, neither fills out the stub. Later when Frank is at the house, she gets a phone call from Officer Ron letting her know that she won the raffle. See more »

Quotes

Mario: You keep saying "them" like everyone's out to get you.
Rynn: Maybe they are.
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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

References Mary Poppins (1964) See more »

Soundtracks

"The Little Girl Who Lives Down The Lane (Finale)
Written and Performed by Christian Gaubert Et Son Orchestre
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Frequently Asked Questions

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Jodie and Martin show their dark side
24 June 2006 | by See all my reviews

I see where Jodie Foster gets her strong side for her more recent films. She plays a 13 year old who can make it on her own in a way I have never seen before. Antiestablishment yet capitalist enough to know how to survive the plot shows her force full but not sassy. Martin Sheen lets us know his character is a sneeze from the start. Just about everything he does or says makes you want to bury the character alive. The film does have that 70's look but the drama is timeless. OK, maybe I am a hopeless Jodie and Martin fan, but this DVD definitely needs more attention. However the DVD should have a rating more strict than PG. I wouldn't want my kids acting like this.


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