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Child in the House

Child in the House is a 1956 British drama film directed by Cy Endfield and starring Phyllis Calvert, Eric Portman and Stanley Baker.[1] A girl struggles to cope with her uncaring relatives. It was based on the novel A Child in the House by Janet McNeill.

Child in the House
"Child in the House" (1956).jpg
Directed byCy Endfield
Produced byBenjamin Fisz
Screenplay byCy Endfield
Based ona novel by Janet McNeill
StarringPhyllis Calvert
Eric Portman
Stanley Baker
Music byMario Nascimbene
CinematographyOtto Heller
Edited byCharles Hasse
Golden Era Film Distributors
Distributed byEros Films (UK)
Release date
14 August 1956 (London) (UK)
Running time
90 minutes


Critical receptionEdit

TV Guide called the film a "calculated tearjerker";[2] while the Radio Times called it, "good for a tear or two, though Portman and Calvert are rather oddly cast." [3]


  1. ^ "Child in the House (1956) | BFI". Retrieved 1 August 2014.
  2. ^ "Child In The House Trailer, Reviews and Schedule for Child In The House |". Retrieved 1 August 2014.
  3. ^ "Child in the House | Film review and movie reviews". Radio Times. 8 April 2013. Retrieved 1 August 2014.

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