Never Take Sweets from a Stranger (1960)

Director
Cyril Frankel

Main cast
Patrick Allen; Gwen Watford; Janina Faye; Felix Aylmer; Niall MacGinnis

Genres
Drama, Mystery, Thriller

Description
Peter Carter, his wife Sally and their young daughter Jean move to a sleepy Canadian village, where Peter has been hired as a school principal. Their idyll is shattered when Jean becomes the victim of an elderly, and extremely powerful, paedophile. The film was neither a box office nor a critical success, it garnered criticism for breaking a significant public taboo.


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