Child's Play

Film, Horror

Time Out says

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.


Release details

100 mins

Cast and crew

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