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Child’s Play

Child's Play, a taut and suspenseful drama of a Catholic boys' school, which won critical acclaim on Broadway, repeats in interest as a film production. Unfoldment often carries the aspects of a chiller as mysterious malevolent forces create a reign of terror and build to a powerful climax.

With:
James Mason Robert Preston Beau Bridges Ron Weyand Charles White David Rounds

Child’s Play, a taut and suspenseful drama of a Catholic boys’ school, which won critical acclaim on Broadway, repeats in interest as a film production. Unfoldment often carries the aspects of a chiller as mysterious malevolent forces create a reign of terror and build to a powerful climax.

David Merrick gives the same meticulous care to script, written by Leon Prochnik in adapting the Robert Marasco original, and what emerges is compelling.

Situation revolves around deliberate violence as practised by some of the students on others, senseless incidents which cause fear and suspicion.

James Mason delivers a solid performance as a man whose hate of his fellow professor is exceeded, he says, only by Robert Preston’s hate of him. Role is deeply dramatic, and Preston, in a different type of characterization, lends equal potency.

Child's Play

Production: Paramount. Director Sidney Lumet; Producer David Merrick; Screenplay Leon Prochnik; Camera Gerald Hirschfeld; Editor Edward Warschilka, Joanne Burke; Music Michael Small;; Art Director Philip Rosenberg

Crew: (Color) Extract of a review from 1972. Running time: 100 MIN.

With: James Mason Robert Preston Beau Bridges Ron Weyand Charles White David Rounds

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