Ladybug, Ladybug (1963) - Rotten Tomatoes

Ladybug, Ladybug (1963)

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This thought-provoking and only slightly heavy handed anti-war tract is based on a real incident that occurred during the atomic terror of the Cuban missile crisis. The tragedy begins when a civil defense siren is accidentally tripped while a school is in session. The panic-stricken children are immediately sent home. One young girl has an air-raid shelter in her backyard and invites many children inside. A less popular girl begs to be let in, but the first girl makes excuses and shuts her out leaving the terribly frightened child to hide out in an abandoned refrigerator where she dies.
Rating:
NR
Genre:
Classics , Drama
Directed By:
Written By:
In Theaters:
 limited
Runtime:
Studio:
United Artists

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Cast

Nancy Marchand
as Mrs. Andrews
William Daniels
as Mr. Calkins
Jane Connell
as Mrs. Maxton
Kathryn Hays
as Mrs. Forbes
James Frawley
as Truck driver
Richard Hamilton
as JoAnn's father
Jane Hoffman
as Mrs. Hayworth
Elena Karam
as Don and Trudy's Mother
Judith Lowry
as Luke's Grandmother
Estelle Parsons
as JoAnn's Mother
Bozo Dell
as Peter
Linda Meyer
as JoAnn
Alice Playten
as Harriet
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Critic Reviews for Ladybug, Ladybug

All Critics (3) | Top Critics (1)

These are respectable intentions, but, unfortunately, the film is too slight in dramatic structure and too prosaic, really, to carry much punch.

Full Review… | May 9, 2005
New York Times
Top Critic

This terrifying account of life under the fear of nuclear war successfully illustrates the harm undue panic and thoughtlessness can provoke.

Full Review… | October 30, 2007
TV Guide

Um triste retrato da paranóia que dominou o mundo (especialmente os EUA) durante a Guerra Fria - e que, nos últimos anos, vem ganhando uma lamentável sobrevida.

January 14, 2004
Cinema em Cena

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