Thursday, June 7, 2012

The Children's Hour

The Children's Hour
Release Date: December 19, 1961
Director: William Wyler
Actors: Audrey Hepburn, Shirley MacLaine, James Garner, Miriam Hopkins, Fay Bainter, Karen Balkin, Veronica Cartwright, and Mimi Gibson

     Karen Wright (Audrey Hepburn), and Martha Dobie (Shirley MacLaine) met at the age of 17, while starting off in college. Now, as bright young women, they are lead teachers at a private school. The school is also a boarding house too. Karen becomes engaged during the first part of the movie, to the popular in town Dr. Joe Cardin (James Garner). Martha's aunt also works for the school and teaches elocution. They have a student, her name is Mary, and she is a conniving little liar. She is a bully in the school and is also over dramatic. After one of her outbreaks, Mary's friends over hear a conversation between Martha and her aunt. They turn what they hear into a wild story, that makes them lose all of their students, and a lot of other things too. This movie is very controversial for its time. But very well made. And you cannot go wrong with Audrey Hepburn. 

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