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The Little Girl Who Lives Down the Lane

  • Drama
  • Horror
  • 1976
  • Nicolas Gessner
  • 88 mins
  • 15

Summary

Thriller starring Jodie Foster and Martin Sheen. A 13-year-old girl lives alone in her father's house. She explains his absence by saying he is away from home but a neighbour suspects that all is not as it seems.

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Review

A star rating of 3 out of 5.

This chilling oddity - a provocative psychological thriller exploring serious themes - features an intuitive performance from 13-year-old Jodie Foster that hints at what was to come. Grief-stricken Foster murders her mother when her father takes his own life and then buries both corpses in the cellar. Unfortunately, her suspicious actions arouse the curiosity of landlady Alexis Smith and - worse - the interest of her child-molesting, psychopathic son (a startling turn by Martin Sheen). This macabre fairy tale becomes a captivating experience under Nicolas Gessner's sensitive direction.

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Credits

Cast

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Rynn JacobsJodie Foster
Frank HalletMartin Sheen
Mrs HalletAlexis Smith
Officer MiglioritiMort Shuman
Mario PodestaScott Jacoby

Crew

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DirectorNicolas Gessner

Details

Theatrical distributor
Fox-Rank
Released on
1977-02-17
Languages
English | Hebrew
Available on
DVD
Formats
Colour
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