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Beware of Children (1960)

No Kidding (original title)
A young, married couple inherit an estate and decide to turn it into a summer camp for children.


Gerald Thomas


Verily Anderson (novel), Robin Estridge | 1 more credit »


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Cast overview, first billed only:
Leslie Phillips ... David Robinson
Geraldine McEwan ... Catherine Robinson
Julia Lockwood ... Fenella / 'Vanilla'
Irene Handl ... Mrs. Spicer
Noel Purcell ... Tandy
Joan Hickson ... Cook
June Jago June Jago ... Matron
Cyril Raymond ... Col. Matthews
Esma Cannon ... District Nurse
Alan Gifford ... Edgar Treadgold
Sydney Tafler Sydney Tafler ... Mr. Rockbottom
Brian Oulton ... Vicar
Eric Pohlmann ... King
Patricia Jessel ... Queen
Brian Rawlinson Brian Rawlinson ... Will


A young, married couple inherit an estate and decide to turn it into a summer camp for children.

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From the producers of "Carry On Nurse" another "daffodil" to shake your funny bone! See more »




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Release Date:

April 1961 (USA) See more »

Also Known As:

Beware of Children See more »

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Sound Mix:

Mono (Westrex Recording System)

Aspect Ratio:

1.85 : 1
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First film as DOP for Alan Hume See more »


Rock and Roll
Music by Edwin Astley
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Carry On Teacher Recycled
4 September 2012 | by malcolmgswSee all my reviews

On watching this lame comedy it occurred to me that many of the elements of the previous years' "Carry On Teacher" were recycled in this film.The kids in both films go out of control in the first half.They then come together for a common purpose.In Teacher to keep Ted Ray at the school and in this film to save the home from being closed down.Leslie Phillips is of course a common element to both films.However the only performances worthy of note in this film are those of Irene Handel and Joan Hickson.It goes to show that even given a good cast and reliable director and first class writer that the team were still capable of churning out unfunny comedies between Carry Ons.Peter Rogers always maintained that the title was the star of the Carry Ons.that was patently untrue.Take,James,Williams,Hawtrey,Jacques out of a film and you end up with a very dull film.

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