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Children of the Damned (1964)

Approved | | Drama, Horror, Mystery | 29 January 1964 (USA)
Six impossibly intelligent children from all over the world with dangerous psychic powers hide in a church in England after the military tries to experiment on them. Besieged, they warn the military to back off before carnage ensues.

Director:

Anton Leader (as Anton M. Leader)

Writers:

John Briley (screenplay), John Wyndham (novel)
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Cast

Cast overview, first billed only:
Ian Hendry ... Dr. Tom Llewellyn
Alan Badel ... Dr. David Neville
Barbara Ferris ... Susan Eliot
Alfred Burke Alfred Burke ... Colin Webster
Sheila Allen Sheila Allen ... Diana Looran
Ralph Michael Ralph Michael ... Defense Minister
Patrick Wymark ... Commander
Martin Miller ... Prof. Gruber
Harold Goldblatt Harold Goldblatt ... Harib
Patrick White Patrick White ... Mr. Davidson
André Mikhelson André Mikhelson ... Russian official (as Andre Mikhelson)
Bessie Love ... Mrs. Robbins, Mark's Grandmother
Clive Powell ... Paul
Yoke-Moon Lee Yoke-Moon Lee ... Mi Ling (as Lee Yoke-Moon)
Roberta Rex Roberta Rex ... Nina
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Storyline

Scientists discovers that six children from six different places in the world each have superhuman intelligence to such extent that they've even developed psychic powers. The children are flown to London to be studied, but they each escape their embassy and barricade themselves in a church which the military besieges. Is there a way to resolve this stand off peacefully, and if not, what then? Written by Fluffyudders

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Country:

UK

Language:

English | Russian

Release Date:

29 January 1964 (USA) See more »

Also Known As:

Children of the Damned See more »

Filming Locations:

Bermondsey, London, England, UK See more »

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Sound Mix:

Mono (Westrex Recording System)

Aspect Ratio:

1.85 : 1
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Trivia

Ron Goodwin had already composed the score for the predecessor Village of the Damned (1960) and returned for this film. See more »

Quotes

Dr. Tom Llewellyn: At this very moment, they could be making all those men out there turn their guns on one another!
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Follows Village of the Damned (1960) See more »

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Highly overlooked masterpiece
5 August 1999 | by Anakin-15See all my reviews

Not really a sequel to the original classic, but rather its own story with its own things to say. This is, in fact, a powerful allegory about our violent world, the suspicious nations that make it up, what those nations teach their children by way of example, the state of religion in the modern world, etc. Very smart, and beautifully shot in glorious black and white. If you're looking for a horror movie, you might be disappointed, but as an allegorical fantasy it's top of the line.


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