A couple of suburban parents discover that their "little" daughter is strung out on LSD and wonder where they went wrong. The kid doesn't heed her parents' requests until Harris slaps some sense into her in a hospital. Goody-goody Scardino, son of school-principal neighbor Holbrook, turns
out to be the neighborhood dope dealer. Based on a "CBS Television Playhouse" drama, THE PEOPLE NEXT DOOR succeeds only in wasting a fine cast and clearly defining the word "cliche." Horribly dated, but aptly shot by Gordon Willis in his pre-Woody Allen days.