The Little Girl Who Lives Down the Lane

Synopsis: Rynn Jacobs is a thirteen-year-old girl who lives in a secluded house that she and her father have rented in a quiet seaside community. But whenever anybody from the town tries to satisfy their curiosity, Rynn's father is never around, and it seems as if the girl is all alone. Rynn's resourcefulness is put to the test as several people try to find out what she might be hiding, including the snobby landlady and her sleazy son.
Director(s): Nicolas Gessner
Production: Rank Film Distributors
  2 wins & 4 nominations.
Rotten Tomatoes:
91 min

Sign here, please.

- Have you got your key?

- Right here.

You can take it into

one of these booths.

Yes, I know. Thank you.

Sign your name again, please.

She's only 13.

My father has an account here.

Lester Jacobs.

Next, please?

Could I have that paper

with my signature on it, please?

Thank you.

Crab apples. No grapes this year.

How are you two getting along out here?

- Everything all right?

- Yes, just fine.

You do remember me?

I'm Cora Hallet.

Your father leased this house from me.

Yeah, I remember you.

- Where did this come from?

- It's my father's.

This belongs here.

That table and braided rug

belong over there.

Poets aren't supposed to live

like other people, is that it?

I keep forgetting to ask him

to autograph one for me.

"I love you." Signed, "Father."

Nice and simple.

We don't see much

of you two in the village.

Not even at the market.

Well, the market does deliver.

If one can afford it.

Do you want me to give

a message to my father?

Such a shame about those grapes.

Nobody bothered to spray.

I can give my father any message.

I came for the jelly glasses.

For as long as I can remember...

the owners and I have made

jelly out of those grapes.

The glasses are in the cellar.

Your father's not home?

No, he isn't.

Oh, that's too bad.

I was having a little gathering

at my house and I was hoping that...

Is he in the village?

No, he's in New York.

When I was outside,

I could have sworn I heard voices.


I should think French

would be more help.

Or Italian.

Lord knows there are enough of them

around these days to speak it with.

Are you sure you don't want

to give my father a message?

So many outsiders

in the village these days.

Oh, from London.

- Yeah.

- I adore crosswords.

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Laird Koenig

Laird Koenig (born September 24, 1927 in Seattle, Washington) is an American author. His best-known work is The Little Girl Who Lives Down the Lane, a novel published in 1974. The novel was adapted into a film of the same name starring Jodie Foster. He also wrote a play based on the novel. more…

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