Children Of The Damned [1963] – Original MGM Promotional Still Of Ian Hendry + Alan Badel + Alfred Burke

Picture: (from l-r) Alfred Burke, Alan Badel and Ian Hendry

Children Of The Damned 1963 Ian Hendry Alfred Burke Alan Badel Back of photo
Picture: Back of photograph – Children of the Damned (1963)

Children of the Damned is a 1964 science fiction film, a thematic sequel to the 1960 version of Village of the Damned. It is about a group of children, with similar psi-powers to those in the preceding film, but enabling an opposite interpretation of the children being a more good and more pure form of human instead of totally evil and totally alien.

Ian Hendry played the part of the psychologist (Dr. Tom Lewellin) – Alan Badel the geneticist (Dr. David Neville) and Alfred Burke the British Government official (Colin Webster). The film also featured Barbar Ferris and Patrick Wymark – with whom Ian would work with again 5 years later in Journey To The Far Side Of The Sun (aka Doppleganger 1969)

I’ll revisit this film again in future articles, but for now I’ll leave you with one of the film’s most iconic film posters – from my personal collection:

Children-of-the-damned 1964 ian hendry alan badel

Until next time,

Neil Hendry
Editor, Official Website of Ian Hendry

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