The Little Girl Who Lives Down the Lane (1976)

USA, Canada, France, 1976
91 mins
35mm film, Eastmancolor, 1.85:1
mono, English

An American/Canadian/French horror film directed by Nicolas Gessner.

Plot Summary

In a small town at Halloween, 13-year-old Rynn Jacobs lives alone but has a terrible secret regarding her missing father.

Credits

Crew
Director: Nicolas Gessner
Zev Braun Productions, ICL Industries, Paris Filmédis, Filmel
Executive Producers: Harold Greenberg, Alfred Pariser
Producer: Zev Braun
Co-producers: Denis Héroux, Leland Nolan, Eugène Lepicier
Screenplay and Original Novel: Laird Koenig
Director of Photography: René Verzier
Editor: Yves Langlois
Music: Christian Gaubert
Sound Recording: Patrick Rousseau
Special Effects: Christoph Harbonville
Art Director: Robert Prévost

Cast
Jodie Foster (Rynn Jacobs)
Martin Sheen (Frank Hallet)
Alexis Smith (Mrs Hallet)
Mort Shuman (Miglioriti)
Scott Jacoby (Mario Podesta)
Dorothy Davis (town hall clerk)
Clesson Goodhue (Bank Manager)
Hubert Noël, Jacques Famery (bank clerks)
Mary Morter, Judie Wildman (tellers)

Alternative Titles

Devcátko, které bydlí na konci ulice – Czechian title
Devojčica koja stanuje u onoj ulici – Serbian title
Dziewczynka z sąsiedztwa – Polish title
Fetita din capatul strazii – Romanian title
A Garota do Fim da Rua – Brazilian title
To kelari tis agonias – Greek title
A kislány, aki az utcánkban lakik – Hungarian title
Het kleine meisje aan het einde van de weg – Flemish Belgian title
Den lilla flickan i huset vid vägens slut – Swedish Finnish, Swedish title
Den lille piken nederst i veien – Norwegian title
Little Girl – English India title
Das Mädchen am Ende der Straße – Austrian, German title
Mała dziewczynka, która mieszka na końcu drogi – Polish title
A Menina do Fim da Rua – Brazilian title
A Menina do Outro Lado da Rua – Brazilian title
Mergaite, gyvenanti miestelio pakrašty – Lithuanian title
La muchacha del sendero – Spanish title
La niña del caserón solitario – Argentine, Mexican, Venezuelan title
La petite fille au bout du chemin – French, French Canadian title
Pieni tyttö joka asuu kujan päässä – Finnish title
Pigen for enden af vejen – Danish title
Quella strana ragazza che abita in fondo al viale – Italian title
A Rapariga da Casa Isolada – Portuguese title
A Rapariga do Fim da Rua – Portuguese video title
Το κελάρι της αγωνίας – Greek title
Девочка из переулка – Russian title
Дівчинка, що живе в кінці провулка – Ukrainian title
Малкото момиче, което живее надолу по алеята – Bulgarian title
白い家の少女 – Japanese title

References

Periodicals
Cinefantastique vol.6 no.2 (Autumn 1977) p.24
Empire no.234 (December 2008) p.188 – DVD review (At home/DVD new: Dungeon breakout: The Little Girl Who Lives Down the Lane by Kim Newman)
Le Film Francais no.1785 (9 November 1979) p.20 – note
Filmfacts vol.20 no.6 (1977) pp.134-136
Films and Filming vol.23 no.7 (April 1977) pp.33-34, 44
Films Illustrated vol.6 no.67 (March 1977) p.250
The Hollywood Reporter vol.240 no.11 (13 February 1976) p.20
The Hollywood Reporter vol.246 no.22 (5 May 1977) pp.3, 18
The Listener vol.97 no.2497 (24 February 1977) p.250
Monthly Film Bulletin vol.44 no.518 (March 1977) p.45
New Musical Express 2 April 1977 p.31 – review (by Angie Errigo)
Screen International no.76 (26 February 1977) p.24
Séquences no.89 (July 1977) pp.29-31
Sight & Sound vol.19 no.2 (February 2009) p.85 – DVD review (Reviews: The Little Girl Who Lives Down the Lane by Geoffrey Macnab)
Variety 16 (March 1977) p.22

Books
The Aurum Film Encyclopedia: Horror by Phil Hardy (ed.) p.315 * (314)
American International Pictures: A Comprehensive Filmography by Rob Craig  p.229
American International Pictures: A Filmography by Robert L. Ottoson p.305
Faster and Furiouser: The Revised and Fattened Fable of American International Pictures by Mark Thomas McGee pp.315
Film Review 1977-1978 by F. Maurice Speed p.136
Rock ‘n’ Roll Monsters: The American International Story by Bruce G. Hallenbeck p.269