Child’s Play (1953)

35mm film, black and white, 1.37:1
mono, English

A British science fiction film directed by Margaret Thomson.


A group of in a small English village discover how to split the atom.


Directed by: Margaret Thomson
© MCMLII [1952] by Group 3 Limited
A Group 3 production
Executive Producer: John Grierson
Produced by: Herbert Mason
Production Controller: John Baxter
Production Manager: Jack Hicks
Screenplay by: Peter Blackmore
Adaptation by: Margaret Thomson
Additional Scenes by: Don Sharp
From an Original Story by: Don Sharp
Assistant Director: Shirley Barnes
Director of Photography: Denny Densham
Editor: John Legard
Music Composed and Conducted by: Antony Hopkins
Sound Recordist: Len Page
Art Director: Michael Stringer
Made at Southall Studios, Middlesex, England

The Holy Terrors
Christopher Beeny (Horation Flynn)
Wendy Westcott (Mary Huxley)
Ian Smith (Tom Chizzler)
Anneke Willys [real name: Anneke Wills] (Alice Nightingale)
Ernest Scott (Ernest Chappell)
Patrick Wells (Hans ‘Einstein' Blotz)
Elain Sykes (Linda Chappel)

Mona Washbourne (Miss [Emily] Goslett)
Peter Martyn (P.C. [‘Nosey'] Parker)
Dorothy Alison (Margery Chappel)
Ingeborg Wells [real name: Ingeborg von Kusserow] (Lea Blotz)
Carl Jaffe (Carl Blotz)
Ballard Berkeley (Dr Nightingale)
Joan Young (Mrs Chizzler)
Robert Raglan (police superintendant)
Mai Bacon (Mrs Briggs)
Molly Raynor (Mrs Cannon)
Barbara Hicks (policewoman)
Jack May (Bob Crouch)
John Sharp (Sergeant Butler)
Peter Sallis (Bill (van driver))
Robert Lankasheer (Professor [John] Chappell)
Wyndham Goldie (director atomic research)