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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...

Director:

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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Storyline

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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We know a secret -- We won't tell. For if we tell, We'll go to hell. See more »

Genres:

Drama | Thriller

Certificate:

Approved | See all certifications »
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Country:

UK

Language:

English

Release Date:

14 September 1967 (UK) See more »

Also Known As:

Our Mother's House See more »

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Technical Specs

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Sound Mix:

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 King Harold II in 1066 (????). See more »

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Terrific, atmospheric film
23 December 2005 | by info-6947See all my reviews

I was actually an extra in this film, as the school scenes were filmed at my junior school, St Leonards Church of England School in Chelsham, Surrey. I remember having to wear my best school uniform and do as I was told. I was 8 years old, I suppose, and it was all very exciting with the lights and the trailers and all the people buzzing around. I don't remember whether we were allowed to meet the stars; I somehow doubt it!

This is a great film, very atmospheric, very spooky, and totally believable - kids in the 1960s were obviously very resourceful (and full of very odd ideas). Needless to say, I wasn't allowed to watch the film until I was much older than when I was in it.


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