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The Little Girl Who Lives Down the Lane (1976)

13-year-old Rynn Jacobs lives alone in a high-class Quebec small town, but unknown to the neighbors, she is leading a secret and dangerous life.

Director:

(as Nicholas Gessner)

Writers:

(novel), (screenplay)
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2 wins & 4 nominations. See more awards »
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Cast

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Mort Shuman ...
Miglioriti
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Mario
Dorothy Davis ...
Town Hall Clerk
Clesson Goodhue ...
Bank Manager
Hubert Noël ...
Bank Clerk (as Hubert Noel)
Jacques Famery ...
Bank Clerk
Mary Morter ...
Teller
Julie Wildman ...
Teller
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Storyline

Rynn Jacobs is a thirteen-year-old girl who lives in a secluded house that she and her father have rented in a quiet seaside community. But whenever anybody from the town tries to satisfy their curiosity, Rynn's father is never around, and it seems as if the girl is all alone. Rynn's resourcefulness is put to the test as several people try to find out what she might be hiding, including the snobby landlady and her sleazy son. Written by acidxian

Plot Summary | Plot Synopsis

Taglines:

Ask Her No Questions And Nobody Dies. See more »


Certificate:

PG | See all certifications »

Parents Guide:

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Release Date:

26 January 1977 (France)  »

Also Known As:

Das Mädchen am Ende der Straße  »

Box Office

Budget:

CAD 1,100,000 (estimated)
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Aspect Ratio:

1.85 : 1
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Did You Know?

Trivia

Actress Jodie Foster wore a wig to play Rynn in the film. Foster's hair in real life at the time was much shorter. See more »

Goofs

Despite the fact that when Rynn first meets the policeman they have a discussion about the proper pronunciation of his last name being "Miglioriti", several times later in the film Mrs. Hallet, her son, and even Rynn herself all refer to him as officer "Migliori" See more »

Quotes

Rynn: Maybe you don't understand about poets: Edgar Allen Poe was a drug addict, Dylan Thomas drank himself to death, Sylvia Plath took her own life.
Miglioriti: Rynn, we're talking about your father.
Rynn: Yeah well, sometimes my father goes into his room and locks the door, keeps something in a desk drawer, I don't know what it is. I know when he locks that door, he doesn't want me to see the way he becomes, you know?
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Crazy Credits

Rynn sits staring at Frank Hallet through the entire ending credits as the fire burns behind her. See more »

Connections

Referenced in Mystery Science Theater 3000: Catalina Caper (1990) See more »

Soundtracks

The Mystery Of The Basement
Written and Performed by Christian Gaubert Et Son Orchestre
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Frequently Asked Questions

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how could i have missed this one?
10 October 2005 | by (USA) – See all my reviews

Even though I have heard and read about this movie for over 20 years, I never actually saw it until the newly released widescreen DVD. THE LITTLE GIRL WHO LIVES DOWN THE LANE is one of the best written and well acted films I have ever seen!! Although you will most likely find this title in the "horror" section at your video store, it is a solid mystery / suspense story. I have to say I was so impressed with the intelligent screenplay that I never lost interest even for a minute. The fact that the film is rated PG should not let that sway you either. There are some dark, chilling moments and innuendo that would probably gain the film an R rating today. By the way this DVD is the European cut which has a few moments absent from most U.S. prints! Also the soundtrack contains some funky heavy bass driven music that totally reminded me of Goblin! One of my greatest pleasures in life is to discover or re-discover old movies through the magic of DVD. Thank you MGM for making this title available!


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