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Our Mother's House (1967)

When their deeply religious mother dies, the seven Hook children bury her in the garden and continue life as normal. Then their absent father, Charlie, reappears...

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Cast overview, first billed only:
... Charlie Hook
Margaret Leclere ... Elsa (as Margaret Brooks)
... Diana
Louis Sheldon Williams ... Hubert
John Gugolka ... Dunstan
... Jiminee
... Gerty (as Sarah Nicholls)
Gustav Henry ... Willy
Parnum Wallace ... Louis
... Mrs. Quayle
Claire Davidson ... Miss Bailey
... Mr. Halbert
... Mother
Gerald Sim ... Bank Clerk
... Doreen
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When their deeply religious mother dies, the seven Hook children bury her in the garden and continue life as normal. Then their absent father, Charlie, reappears... Written by Allen Dace

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The children's story that is not for children... See more »

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July 1967 (UK)  »

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Todas as Noites às Nove  »

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Three of the seven juvenile actors who play the Hook children - Margaret Leclere (Elsa), Pamela Franklin (Diana), and Phoebe Nicholls (Gerty) - went on to further success and developed enduring film and TV careers as adults. Mark Lester also had later successes, most famously in the title role in "Oliver!" (1969); he gave up acting in the early 1980s and became an osteopath, but returned to film after more than 30 years to play the role of King Harold in "1066" (2015). See more »

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Written and Performed by Georges Delerue Et Son Orchestre
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Superb
8 October 2002 | by See all my reviews

Very spooky and genuinely disturbing film, that completely avoids all the stereotypical "shock values" in favor of a purely psychological chiller that relies on its script and actors to get over instead. Of particular note are the children in this film, all of whom lack the pre-groomed and pre-prepared feel of some child actors and instead give a superbly realistic performance. Dirk Bogarde is surprisingly good in his role as a gold-digger, and his unforced interaction with the kids only adds more depth.

Another of this movies strong points is that it provokes thought more from insinuation than actions, leaving a lot open to the interpretation of the viewer. Different people will see different "things" when viewing this! Highly Recommended old classic that deserves a viewing.


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