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Child in the House (1956)

Not Rated | | Drama | 14 August 1956 (UK)
Young Elizabeth is left with her relatives, a married couple, while her mother is in hospital. The friendly husband likes her, but the wife hates kids. Her father, an often absent crook on the lam, visits her in secret one day.

Directors:

Cy Endfield (as C. Raker Endfield), Cy Endfield (co-director) (as Charles De Lautour)

Writers:

Janet McNeill (novel), Aubrey Danvers Walker (additional dialogue) (as A. Danvers Walker) | 1 more credit »
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Cast

Complete credited cast:
Phyllis Calvert ... Evelyn Acheson
Eric Portman ... Henry Acheson
Stanley Baker ... Stephen Lorimer
Mandy Miller Mandy Miller ... Elizabeth Lorimer (as Mandy)
Dora Bryan ... Cassie
Percy Herbert ... Det. Sgt. Taylor
Joan Benham ... Vera McNally
Victor Maddern ... Bert
Martin Miller Martin Miller ... Professor Topolski
Joan Hickson ... Cook
Alfie Bass ... Ticket Collector
Bruce Beeby Bruce Beeby ... Policeman
Grace Arnold ... Mrs. Groves
Molly Urquhart Molly Urquhart ... Mrs. Parsons
Estelle E. Richmond Estelle E. Richmond ... Nurse (as Estelle Richmond)
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Young Elizabeth is left with her relatives, a married couple, while her mother is in hospital. The friendly husband likes her, but the wife hates kids. Her father, an often absent crook on the lam, visits her in secret one day.

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Drama

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Country:

UK

Language:

English

Release Date:

14 August 1956 (UK) See more »

Also Known As:

Ein Kind kommt ins Haus See more »

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Mono (RCA Sound Recording)

Aspect Ratio:

1.37 : 1
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Opening credits: All characters and events in this film are fictitious.Any similarity to actual events or persons, living or dead, is purely coincidental. See more »

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Referenced in Ken Adam: Designing Bond (2000) See more »

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Smooth Sequence
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Music by Trevor Duncan
Boosey & Hawkes Ltd
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Nice little drama
18 October 2007 | by gerry1019See all my reviews

This is an entertaining little drama, the child in the house being Mandy Miller of "Mandy" fame.

Mandy, playing a child by the name of Elizabeth, has been left with childless relatives while her mother is hospitalised. Her father, Stanley Baker is separated from the mother and is a character of shady background.He makes contact with his daughter who adores him but swears her to secrecy about the contact. Once again he is involved in another shady deal and indeed the police are looking for him.

The movie revolves around the loyalty of the little girl,the dislike of the lady of the house for kids and Baker, and the sympathetic man of the house character.

The movie is available on VHS and is well worth a look.


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