Child in the House

Child in the House

Cy Endfield (1956)

87min
U Certificate
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Review

Our Score
With her mother in hospital and her father (Stanley Baker) on the run, 11-year-old Elizabeth (Mandy Miller) is sent to live with her sniffy aunt (Phyllis Calvert) and rigid uncle (Eric Portman). Her presence has an unexpected effect on all concerned. A modest British-made drama, co-directed by Cy Endfield (Zulu) and jam-packed with such stalwarts of the acting profession as Dora Bryan, Joan Hickson and Alfie Bass. Good for a tear or two, though Portman and Calvert are rather oddly cast.

Cast & Crew

Evelyn Acheson Phyllis Calvert
Henry Acheson Eric Portman
Stephen Lorimer Stanley Baker
Elizabeth Lorimer Mandy Miller (1)
Cassie Dora Bryan
Cook Joan Hickson
Bert Victor Maddern
Detective Sergeant Taylor Percy Herbert
Vera McNally Joan Benham
Professor Topolski Martin Miller
Ticket collector Alfie Bass
Director Cy Endfield
Co-Director Charles de Lautour
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Other Information

Language: EnglishBlack and whiteTheatrical distributor: Golden Era Dists Ltd
Drama