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Village of the Damned ()


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In the English village of Midwich, the blonde-haired, glowing-eyed children of uncertain paternity prove to have frightening powers.

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Gordon Zellaby
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Anthea Zellaby
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Major Alan Bernard
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Doctor Willers
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General Leighton
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Sir Edgar Hargraves
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Mrs. Harrington
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James Pawle
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David Zellaby
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Harrington
Sarah Long ...
Evelyn Harrington
Charlotte Mitchell ...
Janet Pawle
Pamela Buck ...
Milly Hughes
Rosamund Greenwood ...
Miss Ogle
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Mrs. Plumpton
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Vicar
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P.C. Gobby
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Professor Smith
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Dr. Carlisle
Alexander Archdale ...
The Coroner
Sheila Robins ...
Nurse
Tom Bowman ...
Pilot
Anthony Harrison ...
Lieutenant
Diane Aubrey ...
W.R.A.C. Secretary
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Sapper
Bruno ...
The Dog
June Cowell ...
Village Child
Linda Bateson ...
Village Child
John Kelly ...
Village Child
Carlo Cura ...
Village Child
Lesley Scoble ...
Village Child
Mark Mileham ...
Village Child
Roger Malik ...
Village Child
Elizabeth Munden ...
Village Child
Peter Preidel ...
Village Child
Teri Scoble ...
Village Child (as Theresa Scoble)
Peter Taylor ...
Village Child
Howard Knight ...
Village Child
Brian Smith ...
Village Child
Janice Hawley ...
Village Child (as Janice Howley)
Paul Norman ...
Village Child
Robert Marks ...
Village Child
John Bush ...
Village Child
Billy Lawrence ...
Village Child
Rest of cast listed alphabetically:
Chris Adcock ...
Villager (uncredited)
Jack Armstrong ...
Villager (uncredited)
Wallace Bosco ...
Villager (uncredited)
George Curtis ...
Villager (uncredited)
Helen Ford ...
Villager (uncredited)
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Keith older brother (uncredited)
Aidan Harrington ...
Villager (uncredited)
Mary Maxfield ...
Villager (uncredited)
Colin McKenzie ...
Doctor (uncredited)
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Young David Zellaby (uncredited)
Arnold Schulkes ...
Soldier (uncredited)
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Motorcycle Cop (uncredited)
June West ...
Villager (uncredited)

Directed by

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Wolf Rilla

Written by

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Stirling Silliphant ... (screenplay) &
Wolf Rilla ... (screenplay) &
Ronald Kinnoch ... (screenplay) (as George Barclay)
 
John Wyndham ... (novel "The Midwich Cuckoos")

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Ronald Kinnoch ... producer

Music by

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Ron Goodwin

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Geoffrey Faithfull ... (photographed by)

Film Editing by

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Gordon Hales

Casting By

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Irene Howard ... (uncredited)

Art Direction by

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Ivan King

Makeup Department

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Eric Aylott ... makeup artist
Joan Johnstone ... hair stylist

Production Management

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Denis Johnson ... production manager

Second Unit Director or Assistant Director

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David Middlemas ... assistant director

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Cyril Swern ... sound recordist
A.W. Watkins ... recording supervisor
Gordon Daniel ... dubbing editor (uncredited)
J.B. Smith ... dubbing mixer (uncredited)

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Tom Howard ... photographic effects

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Frank Drake ... camera operator (uncredited)
Dennis Fraser ... grip (uncredited)
Gerald Moss ... photographer: second unit (uncredited)

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Eileen Sullivan ... wardrobe supervisor

Music Department

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Ron Goodwin ... conductor

Script and Continuity Department

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Lee Turner ... continuity

Transportation Department

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Eddie Frewin ... driver: generator (uncredited)
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Plot Summary

In the small English village of Midwich everybody and everything falls into a deep, mysterious sleep for several hours in the middle of the day. Some months later every woman capable of child-bearing is pregnant and the children that are born out of these pregnancies seem to grow very fast and they all have the same blond hair and strange, penetrating eyes that make people do things they don't want to do. Written by Leon Wolters

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Taglines What Demonic Force Lurks Behind Those Eyes? See more »
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Also Known As
  • The Village of the Damned (United States)
  • The Midwich Cuckoos (United States)
  • Le village des damnés (France)
  • Das Dorf der Verdammten (Germany)
  • El pueblo de los malditos (Spain)
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Runtime
  • 77 min
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Budget $200,000 (estimated)

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Trivia The eerie effect of the children's glowing eyes was created by matting a negative (reversed) image of their eyes over the pupils when they used their powers. The British print of the film contained no optical effects as the British Board of Film Classification considered them too frighting for an 'A' classification. See more »
Goofs An abdominal X-ray is displayed which supposedly shows the fetus of a pregnant woman. Not only is there no fetus, the X-ray isn't even that of a woman, as the pelvis is obviously that of a man. See more »
Movie Connections Edited into The Earth Dies Screaming (1964). See more »
Quotes [last lines]
Prof. Gordon Zellaby: [voiceover] A brick wall... a brick wall... I must think of a brick wall... a brick wall... I must think of a brick wall... a brick wall... brick wall... I must think of a brick wall... It's almost half past eight... brick wall... only a few seconds more... brick wall... brick wall... brick wall... nearly over... a brick wall...
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