Ladybug Ladybug (1963)

35mm film, black and white, 1.85:1
mono, English

An American science fiction film directed by Frank Perry.


When an air raid warning is accidentally triggered during the 1962 Cuban missile crisis, at a remote school walk their pupils home and become increasingly alarmed by the prospects that await them.


* = uncredited

Directed by: Frank Perry
© MCMLXIII [1963] by Francis Productions Inc.
A United Artists release
Produced by: Frank Perry
Associate Producer: Stephen F. Kesten
Assistant Production Manager: Stephen R. Winsten
Screenplay by: Eleanor Perry
Based on a Story by: Lois Dickert from an actual incident
Assistant Director: Anthony La Marca
Script Supervisor: Betty Todd
Director of Photography: Leonard Hirschfield
Camera Operator: Hank Muller Jr
Assistant Cameraman: Lawrence Williams Jr
Gaffer: Max Kurz
Electrician: William Deemer
Key Grip: Alan Stetson
Still Photographs by: Muky
Film Editor: Armond Lebowitz
Music Composed and Conducted by: Robert Cobert
Sound: Stanley Kasper
Sound Boom: Robert Barnes
Sound Recordist: John Wynn
Sound Consultant: Noel Gillmor
Sound Mixed by: Fine Recording Inc.
Costumes: Anna Hill Johnstone
Art Director: Albert Brenner
Key Prop: Warren Smith
Production Secretary: Jill Paperno
Production Assistants: Adrian Dewind III, William Eustace, Burtt Harris, Stephen Maas
Civil Defense Consultants: Survival Equipment Co.
Locations: Gradyville, Pennsylvania, USA *; New York, USA *
Casting Director: Edith Hamlin

Jane Connell [Mrs Maxton]
William Daniels [Mr Calkins]
James Frawley [truck driver]
Richard Hamilton [JoAnn's father]
Kathryn Hays [Mrs Forbes]
Jane Hoffman [Mrs Hayworth]
Elena Karam [mother]
Judith Lowry [grandmother]
Nancy Marchand [Mrs Andrews]
Estelle Parsons [JoAnn's mother]
Doug Chapin [Gary]
Miles Chapin [Joel]
Bozo Dell [Peter]
Dianne Higgins [Jill]
Alan Howard [Luke]
Christopher Howard [Steve]
David Komoroff [Don]
Donnie Melvin [Brian]
Susan Melvin [Trudy]
Linda Meyer [JoAnn]
Alice Playten [Harriet]
Marilyn Rogers [Sarah]
Jennifer Stone [Pattie]



  • Castle of Frankenstein no.14 p.48
  • Castle of Frankenstein no.6 p.56


  • Feature Films, 1960-1969: A Filmography of English-language and Major Foreign-language United States Releases by Harris M. Lentz III p.244
  • Nuclear Movies: A Filmography by Mick Broderick p.65