Allan King

Come On Children

Come On Children

In the early 1970s, ten teenagers (five boys and five girls) leave behind parents, school, and all other authority figures to live on a farm for ten weeks. What emerges in front of Allan King’s cameras are the fears, hopes, and alienation of a disillusioned generation. Come On Children is a swift, vivid rendering of the growing pains of a counterculture.

Film Info

  • Allan King
  • Canada
  • 1972
  • 95 minutes
  • Color
  • 1.66:1
  • English

Available In

Collector's Set

Eclipse Series 24: The Actuality Dramas of Allan King

The Actuality Dramas of Allan King

DVD Box Set

5 Discs

$55.96

Come On Children
Cast
John Hamilton
Lesley Henry
Noreen McCallum
Ken Gibbs
Jo Anne Lye
Richard McMullen
Alan Dunikowski
Jane Harrison
Sharon Wall
Alex Zivojinovich
Credits
Director
Allan King
Producer
Allan King
Photographed by
William Brayne
Editing
Arla Saare
Sound recordist
Brian Avery
Rerecorded by
Paul Coombe
Original music
John Hamilton
Original music
Alex Zivojinovich
Original music
Jack Zaza

From The Current

Three Tributes to Allan King

These tributes first appeared in the winter 2010 issue of Brick, a literary journal based in Toronto. They are posted here by permission of the authors. The photographs appear courtesy of Colleen Murphy.   COLLEEN MURPHY After we decided to ge…

The Local Cadence of Allan King’s Filmmaking

This essay first appeared in the winter 2010 issue of Brick, a literary journal based in Toronto. It is posted here by permission of the author. Michelangelo said he could sense the figure in the uncut stone; his job was to chip away marble till it…

By Marni Jackson


Feb 2, 2011
An Interview with Allan King

This interview was published in the winter 2010 issue of Brick, a literary journal based in Toronto. It is posted here by permission of the Toronto International Film Festival. The photograph appears courtesy of Colleen Murphy. We met on March 4,200…

Eclipse Series 24: The Actuality Dramas of Allan King

WARRENDALE: MAN OF ACTION Allan King was one of cinema’s most acute chroniclers of unadorned reality, but the term documentary seems too puny to describe the intense, passionate stories he contrived to fashion from that reality. King’s early non…

By Michael Koresky


Sep 21, 2010
King of Canada

I didn’t know quite what to say to Allan King when I met him for the first time in the fall of 2003 at his home offices in downtown Toronto. This was partly out of deference to his reputation as one of Canada’s most eminent filmmakers—the man w…

By Adam Nayman


Sep 16, 2010
Memory for Allan

Seven years ago, I was a bright-eyed recent university grad who had just moved to the big city—Toronto—for the first time. I was struggling to find my path as a filmmaker, and at the Toronto International Film Festival that year, I encountered wh…

By Sami Khan


Sep 16, 2010