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Ladybug Ladybug (1963)

Not Rated | | Drama | 23 December 1963 (USA)
Staff and students at a rural school react to a warning of an imminent nuclear attack, not knowing whether it is real or a mistake.

Director:

Frank Perry

Writers:

Eleanor Perry (screenplay), Lois Dickert (story)
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Cast

Cast overview, first billed only:
Jane Connell Jane Connell ... Mrs. Maxton - the Dietician
William Daniels ... Mr. John Calkins - the School Principal
James Frawley James Frawley ... Truck Driver
Richard Hamilton Richard Hamilton ... JoAnn's Father
Kathryn Hays Kathryn Hays ... Mrs. Betty Forbes - the Secretary
Jane Hoffman Jane Hoffman ... Mrs. Hayworth - the Art Teacher
Elena Karam Elena Karam ... Don & Trudy's Mother
Judith Lowry ... Luke's Grandmother
Nancy Marchand ... Mrs. Andrews
Estelle Parsons ... JoAnn's Mother
Doug Chapin Doug Chapin ... Gary
Miles Chapin ... Joel
Bozo Dell Bozo Dell ... Peter
Dianne Higgins Dianne Higgins ... Jill
Alan Howard Alan Howard ... Luke
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Storyline

Staff and students at a rural school react to a warning of an imminent nuclear attack, not knowing whether it is real or a mistake.

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Frank and Eleanor Perry, makers of "David and Lisa," have produced a new motion picture... a picture dedicated to life.

Genres:

Drama

Certificate:

Not Rated
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Country:

USA

Language:

English

Release Date:

23 December 1963 (USA) See more »

Also Known As:

Boza krówko, boza krówko See more »

Filming Locations:

Gradyville, Pennsylvania, USA See more »

Company Credits

Production Co:

Frank Perry Films Inc. See more »
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Sound Mix:

Mono
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Trivia

Estelle Parsons' film debut. See more »

Quotes

Harriet: It wouldn't be my fault if it was an order.
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Surprisingly Timely Film...
15 March 2003 | by typicalgirlSee all my reviews

This film was released the year after I was born, and I am, ironically watching it for the first time on the day before we to go to war with another country.

Besides being full of great performances by actors you didn't even realize you've been watching all your life, the movie has a realism I didn't thing films of this era had.

The first 20 minutes of the film especially were really scary. The situation may have felt unimaginable just a couple of years ago, but tonight it seems like a plausible scenario. This movie went much farther into the subject of war through a typical American's eyes than I would have expected from a film of the early '60s.


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