Tales of Tomorrow (1951–1953)
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A Child Is Crying 

A young child with a genius I. Q. is taken away from her mother to work at a military base. Unfortunately her intellect is so stellar she can only predict absolute doom for everyone in the future.

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... Dr. Hardensteen
Robin Morgan ... Lily Massner
Donald McClelland ... Congressman Folmer
Cal Thomas ... General Gates
... Mrs. Massner
Shirley Egleston ... WAC Corporal (as Shirley Eggleston)
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A young child with a genius I. Q. is taken away from her mother to work at a military base. Unfortunately her intellect is so stellar she can only predict absolute doom for everyone in the future.

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17 August 1951 (USA)  »

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1.33 : 1
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This Little Girl Is a Wonderful Actress
26 July 2013 | by See all my reviews

These Tales of Tomorrow episodes really have an edge to them. In this one a couple of real Neanderthals, a Senator and a General, find out about a young girl who has an incredible mathematical and scientific intellect. She is almost zombie like in her being. When they decide to remove her from her home and sentence her to a life as an "asset" to the federal government, she readily agrees. The problem for these two paragons of horror is that she has the ability to manipulate them and match them at their own game. We find out early, that she knows something awful is going to happen, but because she doesn't want to have an effect on history and the inevitable she won't tell them. And all their blustering does no good at all. I thought the stage presence of this girl and her acting ability were superb. I wish I could say the same for the others, but it doesn't matter. Had I been a child watching this in 1951, I would not have been able to sleep for a week.


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