Child's Play

Film, Horror
Atrocious nonsense set in a Catholic boarding school for boys where melodramatic goings-on suggest that the devil lurks in the person of jolly Joe Dobbs, popular English master and probably closet queen (Preston, looking uncomfortable in a role originally slated for Marlon Brando). With Robert Marasco's play creaking at every joint, not even Mason's carefully tortured performance (he's the master the boys all love to hate, nursing a mum dying of cancer and a drawerful of girlie magazines) can rouse much interest.

By: TM

Release details

Duration:
100 mins

Cast and crew

Director:
Sidney Lumet
Screenwriter:
Leon Prochnik
Cast:
James Mason
Robert Preston
Beau Bridges
Ronald Weyand
Charles White
David Rounds
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