Beware of Children


1h 27m 1961

Film Details

Also Known As
No Kidding
Release Date
Apr 1961
Premiere Information
not available
Production Company
G. H. W. Productions
Distribution Company
American International Pictures
Country
United States
Screenplay Information
Based on the novel Beware of Children by Verily Anderson (London, 1958).

Technical Specs

Duration
1h 27m
Color
Black and White

Synopsis

When David Robinson and his wife, Catherine, inherit an old English manor house, they decide to turn it into a vacation resort for children whose wealthy parents are too busy to care for their offspring. A strange assortment of children, including the sons and daughters of Arabian monarchs, American industrialists, and wealthy divorcees, arrive on opening day. Trouble develops when most of the youngsters turn out to be unruly, spoiled brats who chop down trees, steal off in a station wagon for midnight snacks, and tear down draperies to make costumes. Further complications arise when the cook proves to have an unquenchable passion for alcohol, and local councilwoman Mrs. Spicer objects to the enterprise, saying that the home should be used for underprivileged children. The domestic problem is solved when one of the children dresses up as a ghost and terrifies the cook into taking the pledge. And when, at end of summer, the children refuse to go home unless their parents promise to give them more time and attention, Mrs. Spicer realizes how much good the Robinsons are doing and she withdraws her objections to their home.

Film Details

Also Known As
No Kidding
Release Date
Apr 1961
Premiere Information
not available
Production Company
G. H. W. Productions
Distribution Company
American International Pictures
Country
United States
Screenplay Information
Based on the novel Beware of Children by Verily Anderson (London, 1958).

Technical Specs

Duration
1h 27m
Color
Black and White

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Trivia

Notes

Opened in London in December 1960 as No Kidding; running time: 87 min.

Miscellaneous Notes

Released in United States Spring April 1961

Released in United States Spring April 1961