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The Little Girl Who Lives Down the Lane (1976)

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

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Thank heaven for little girls. Thank HELL for the little girl who lives down the lane! See more »


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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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Trivia

Phil Hardy's 'Encyclopaedia of Horror Movies' stated that this film was in the film genre of "Gallic comédie noire". See more »

Goofs

Connie Foster, Jodie's older sister, wears a bracelet on her left wrist when she is undressing for the supposed sex scene with Mario; at the bed, it is not seen on Jodie's arm. Besides, at the bed Jodie shows a spot on her right arm, which her sister does not have. At the bed, you can get a glance at Connie's face: her nose is different and she's clearly wearing a wig. See more »

Quotes

Rynn: [answering the phone] Hello?
[pause]
Rynn: Mr. Hallet, Mr. Hallet I know this is you because everyone else is at the football game this afternoon. I think I should warn you that the police are watching our house right this very minute, Mr. Hallet.
[hangs up]
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Milk Tea
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how could i have missed this one?
10 October 2005 | by (USA) – See all my reviews

Even though I have heard and read about this movie for over 20 years, I never actually saw it until the newly released widescreen DVD. THE LITTLE GIRL WHO LIVES DOWN THE LANE is one of the best written and well acted films I have ever seen!! Although you will most likely find this title in the "horror" section at your video store, it is a solid mystery / suspense story. I have to say I was so impressed with the intelligent screenplay that I never lost interest even for a minute. The fact that the film is rated PG should not let that sway you either. There are some dark, chilling moments and innuendo that would probably gain the film an R rating today. By the way this DVD is the European cut which has a few moments absent from most U.S. prints! Also the soundtrack contains some funky heavy bass driven music that totally reminded me of Goblin! One of my greatest pleasures in life is to discover or re-discover old movies through the magic of DVD. Thank you MGM for making this title available!


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