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The Children's Hour
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The Children's Hour 1962

From Amazon: A child's lie has life-shattering consequences in this daring adaptation of Lillian Hellman's celebrated play from legendary director William Wyler. Starring Academy Award* winners* Audrey Hepburn and Shirley MacLaine and co-starring James Garner, Miriam Hopkins and Fay Bainter, this landmark film is "one of the most finely wrought dramas in the history of the screen" (Motion Picture Herald). Karen (Hepburn) and Martha (MacLaine) are the headmistresses of an exclusive school for girls. When they discipline a malicious little girl, the vindictive child twists an overheard comment into slander and accuses her teachers of questionable behavior....

Directed By:
No image existsWilliam Wyler
Written By:
No image existsJohn Michael Hayes
No image existsShirley MacLaine
No image existsAudrey Hepburn
No image existsJames Garner
No image existsMiriam Hopkins
No image existsVeronica Cartwright
No image existsFay Bainter

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The Children's Hour Movie Review by Jessica Film Junkie (9/9/2007)


This film is based on Lillian Hellman's Broadway play about rumours of lesbianism between two teachers at an all-girl's school.

Though this film, and the play, were decades ahead of their time, it still ends in the way most lesbian pulp fiction of the era had to end: with death. Homosexuality was always...

(complete The Children's Hour review by Jessica Film Junkie)

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