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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 ... 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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Storyline

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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based on novel | See All (1) »

Genres:

Drama

Certificate:

Not Rated | See all certifications »
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Country:

UK

Language:

French | English

Release Date:

14 August 1956 (UK) See more »

Also Known As:

Ein Kind kommt ins Haus See more »

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Sound Mix:

Mono (RCA Sound Recording)

Aspect Ratio:

1.37 : 1
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Trivia

This movie was the first of a few collaborations between Writer and Director Cy Enfield and actor Stanley Baker. Together, they made some of the more interesting movies of the decade. See more »

Quotes

Stephen Lorimer: Who's Cassie?
Elizabeth Lorimer: Aunt Evelyn's maid. I like her very much.
Stephen Lorimer: But you're not too certain about her mistress, eh?
Elizabeth Lorimer: Do you like Aunt Evelyn, daddy?
Stephen Lorimer: I admire her...
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Smooth Sequence
(uncredited)
Music by Trevor Duncan
Boosey & Hawkes Ltd
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Excellent performance by Mandy Miller
20 April 2016 | by malcolmgswSee all my reviews

Mandy Miller was the only real child star of the British cinema in the fifties till Hayley Mills came along.She plays the daughter of crooked ex solicitor played by Stanley Baker,who out of misguided loyalty protects him from capture by the police.Miller is staying with her aunt,Phyllis Calvert,as her mother is critically ill in hospital.Eric Postman plays her husband.Calvert blames Postman for not reporting Baker to the police

.He blames her for enticing him into a loveliness marriage.Whilst the film promises an exciting climax it rather disappoints and it all ends rather gamely.


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