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Our Mother's House (1967)

Approved | | Drama, Thriller | 14 September 1967 (UK)
When their deeply religious mother dies, the seven Hook children bury her in the garden and continue life as normal. Then their absent father, Charlie, reappears...

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Jack Clayton

Writers:

Jeremy Brooks (screenplay by), Haya Harareet (screenplay by) | 1 more credit »
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Nominated for 1 BAFTA Film Award. Another 1 nomination. See more awards »

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Cast

Cast overview, first billed only:
Dirk Bogarde ... Charlie Hook
Margaret Leclere ... Elsa (as Margaret Brooks)
Pamela Franklin ... Diana
Louis Sheldon Williams Louis Sheldon Williams ... Hubert
John Gugolka John Gugolka ... Dunstan
Mark Lester ... Jiminee
Phoebe Nicholls ... Gerty (as Sarah Nicholls)
Gustav Henry Gustav Henry ... Willy
Parnum Wallace Parnum Wallace ... Louis
Yootha Joyce ... Mrs. Quayle
Claire Davidson Claire Davidson ... Miss Bailey
Anthony Nicholls ... Mr. Halbert
Annette Carell ... Mother
Gerald Sim ... Bank Clerk
Edina Ronay ... Doreen
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When their deeply religious mother dies, the seven Hook children bury her in the garden and continue life as normal. Then their absent father, Charlie, reappears... Written by Allen Dace

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Country:

UK

Language:

English

Release Date:

14 September 1967 (UK) See more »

Also Known As:

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Mono

Color:

Color (Metrocolor)

Aspect Ratio:

1.66 : 1
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Trivia

Three of the seven juvenile actors and actresses who play the Hook children, Margaret Leclere (Elsa), Pamela Franklin (Diana), and Phoebe Nicholls (Gerty), went on to further success and developed enduring movie and television careers as adults. Mark Lester also had later successes, most famously in the title role in Oliver! (1968). He gave up acting in the early 1980s and became an osteopath, but returned to movies after more than thirty years to play the role of 1066. See more »

Quotes

Charlie Hook: When your mother died, I mean, what happened about the funeral?
Hubert: There wasn't one. We buried her in the garden.
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Referenced in The Cement Garden (1993) See more »

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The Children
Written and Performed by Georges Delerue Et Son Orchestre
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Atmospheric piece of work.
19 May 2006 | by Boba_Fett1138See all my reviews

This is a good little movie that heavily relies on its uneasy atmosphere. The movie is also greatly carried by its cast, both the adult as the children's.

The story is simple yet effective. The story perfectly sets up an uneasy atmosphere that is dark and sober. The story is unusual and original as well. The movie can perhaps be best described as a dark drama/thriller. The fact that the movie is both unusual and original is probably the reason why this movie unfortunately isn't any better known.

The character are perfectly portrayed in the movie and play a great role in the movie its story. The movie is especially carried by the children cast of the movie, who play the most significant and biggest role in the entire movie. The young characters are all both realistic as powerful. Every characters has its own strong personality and they are what make this movie always interesting and never boring to follow, even though the pace itself isn't always terribly high.

But the movie also has a good adult cast that unfortunately is perhaps a bit underused at times. Dirk Bogarde plays a great role in the movie but unfortunately his character is introduced at least 15 minutes too late in to the movie. Once his character is introduced in to the story the movie takes more form and becomes even more intriguing to follow. It was also great to see Yootha Joyce in the movie, who I only knew from the British comedy series "George and Mildred". She is a great actress and really gets to show her skills in this movie.

The movie handles some intriguing, original and uneasy themes and the movie handles all those themes on its own very special way. It makes the movie a both original as well as memorable movie to watch.

Definitely worth seeing, when you get the opportunity to.

8/10

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