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The Little Girl Who Lives Down the Lane (1976)

PG  |   |  Drama, Mystery, Thriller  |  26 January 1977 (France)
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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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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 ...
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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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26 January 1977 (France)  »

Also Known As:

Das Mädchen am Ende der Straße  »

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CAD 1,100,000 (estimated)
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In 1977 the picture won two Saturn Awards at the American Academy of Science Fiction, Fantasy & Horror Films Awards: Best Horror Film and Best Actress (Jodie Foster). See more »

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Despite the fact that when Rynn first meets the policeman they have a discussion about the proper pronunciation of his last name being "Miglioriti", several times later in the film Mrs. Hallet, her son, and even Rynn herself all refer to him as officer "Migliori" See more »

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Rynn: This is *my* house. *My* house.
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DARJEELING OR EARL GREY???
5 December 2002 | by (San Diego, CA) – See all my reviews

Unique suspense film made in Canada in the mid-1970s. It's a shame that no one has ever really noticed this little film. Well, TBS sure did and I first watched it on there in 1987 or 1988. Since, I have found it in a couple of video stores and eventually taped it off of TBS in 1990 or 1991. Nonetheless, it is a truly wonderful thriller featuring a spectacular performance from a young, gifted Foster. Sheen and Smith are quite nasty as her enemies, and Shuman and Jacoby are good as her friends. Altogether, a remarkable suspense film that has not received the praise it deserves.


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