Child in the House (1956) - Rotten Tomatoes

Child in the House (1956)





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In this tragic melodrama, a lonely child must stay with her uncaring aunt and uncle after her mother is hospitalized. Her estranged father is a fugitive. For love and companionship, the eleven-year old girl becomes friends with the housemaid. When at long last, she meets her dad, she must vow to never reveal his location to the police. This causes great internal conflict as the girl doesn't know whether to tell the truth or be loyal to her father. ~ Sandra Brennan, Rovi


Phyllis Calvert
as Evelyn Acheson
Eric Portman
as Henry Acheson
Stanley Baker
as Stephen Lorimer
Mandy Miller
as Elizabeth Lorimer
Dora Bryan
as Cassie
Percy Herbert
as Detective Sgt. Taylor
Joan Benham
as Vera McNally
Martin Miller
as Prof. Topolski
Christopher Toyne
as Peter McNally
Alfie Bass
as Ticket Collector
Molly Urquhart
as Mrs. Parsons
Bruce Beeby
as P.C. Jennings
Peter Burton
as Howard Forbes
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Critic Reviews for Child in the House

All Critics (2)

Child in the House is saved from being just another of those routine sociological treatises our studios turn out so often by the enchanting Mandy, whose good-mannered charm and perfect air of naturalness make her performance something quite different.

July 12, 2018 | Full Review…

Modest family drama that gets the most out of its slight story because the acting is top-notch.

September 24, 2010 | Rating: B- | Full Review…

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