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Children of the Damned (1964)

When scientists discover six highly intelligent children with destructive powers in different parts of the world, there is disagreement on how to deal with the potential threat they pose.

In this less-than-thrilling sequel to Village of the Damned (1960), the six children of assorted nationalities with deadly extra-sensory powers escape from their respective London embassies.

The alien kids demonstrate their lethal gifts against the armed forces who are trying to destroy them, in the name of world security.

However, despite a literate script (based on John Wyndham’s novel The Midwich Cuckoos) and thoughtful direction by Anton M Leader, the film has nowhere to go and quickly runs out of steam.

Colonel Tom Lewellin
Ian Hendry
Dr David Neville
Alan Badel
Susan Eliot
Barbara Ferris
Colin Webster
Alfred Burke
Diana Looran
Sheila Allen
Clive Powell
Frank Summerscales
Mahdu Mathen
Aga Nagalo
Gerald Delsol
Roberta Rex
Franchesca Lee
Harold Goldblatt

Anton M Leader