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Genre  Drama
Screenplay  Eleanor Perry
Country  United States
7.2/10 IMDb

Director  Frank Perry
Music director  Bob Cobert
Language  English
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Release date  December 23, 1963 (1963-12-23)
Writer  Eleanor Perry (screenplay), Lois Dickert (story)
Cast  William Daniels (Mr. Calkins), Nancy Marchand (Mrs. Andrews), Jane Connell (Mrs. Maxton), Estelle Parsons (JoAnn's Mother), Alice Playten (Harriett)
Similar movies  Bridge of Spies, Titanic, Salt, Tinker Tailor Soldier Spy, Rocky IV, For Your Eyes Only

Ladybug Ladybug 1963

Ladybug Ladybug is a 1963 American motion picture directed by Academy Award-nominated filmmaker Frank Perry. The film is a commentary on the psychological effects of the Cold War, the title deriving from the classic nursery rhyme. It was the motion picture debut of William Daniels, Estelle Parsons and Jane Connell.


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The film was inspired by a McCall's magazine story about an actual incident at an elementary school.

Ladybug Ladybug: Elementary School Atomic Drill


During the 1962 Cuban Missile Crisis, teachers at a secluded countryside elementary school are asked to walk their pupils home after a nuclear bomb warning alarm sounds. Unsure whether or not the alarm was false, the teacher and children walk through the countryside with a slowly building sense of doom about the upcoming nuclear holocaust.

When the children finally gain access to a bomb shelter, they do not allow a female fellow student join them, claiming there isn't enough room. The girl frantically searches for shelter and finds an abandoned old refrigerator to hide inside, suggesting that she is going to suffocate to death (although this is not shown). After a boy from the shelter fails to find her, we hear a loud whining noise overhead. The boy cowers in the shadow of planes passing in the sky above and yells "Stop!" repeatedly as the camera moves closer to his face, goes out of focus and then fades to black.


  • Miles Chapin as Joel
  • Jane Connell as Mrs. Maxton
  • William Daniels as Mr. Calkins
  • James Frawley as Truck driver
  • Richard Hamilton as JoAnn's Father
  • Kathryn Hays as Mrs. Forbes
  • Judith Lowry as Grandmother
  • Nancy Marchand as Mrs. Andrews
  • Estelle Parsons as JoAnn's Mother
  • Alice Playten as Harriet
  • References

    Ladybug Ladybug (film) Wikipedia
    Ladybug Ladybug (film) IMDb Ladybug Ladybug (film)

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