Child's Play

Child's Play

Margaret Thomson (1954)

U Certificate


Our Score
In this neat and energetic British-made film, which plays upon the 1950s anxiety regarding nuclear physics, the son of a scientist working at an atomic research plant invents radioactive popcorn. Margaret Thompson directs this quaintly backward look at the nuclear age, while Mona Washbourne heads a cast of otherwise unfamiliar names. Don Sharp, who wrote the original story, had a prolific career as director, screenwriter and occasional producer.


A gang of kids uses a chemistry set to split the atom - and invent a new kind of popcorn. Sci-fi comedy, starring Christopher Beeny and Ernest Scott.

Cast & Crew

Horatio Flynn Christopher Beeny
Ernest Rutheford Chappell Ernest Scott
Hans `Einstein' Blotz Patrick Wells
Director Margaret Thomson

Other Information

Language: EnglishBlack and whiteTheatrical distributor: Group 3 Ltd
Drama Comedy Children's