Child in the House (1956)

Genres - Drama  |   Sub-Genres - Melodrama  |   Run Time - 88 min.  |   Countries - UK, USA  |  
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In this tragic melodrama, a lonely child must stay with her uncaring aunt and uncle after her mother is hospitalized. Her estranged father is a fugitive. For love and companionship, the eleven-year old girl becomes friends with the housemaid. When at long last, she meets her dad, she must vow to never reveal his location to the police. This causes great internal conflict as the girl doesn't know whether to tell the truth or be loyal to her father.

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aunt, daughter, dilemma, estrangement, family, father, fidelity, friendship, fugitive, generation-gap, going-straight, hidden, housekeeper, influence, mother, one-against-odds, police, promise, truth, uncle, understanding