The Children's Hour

  • 1961
  • Movie
  • NR
  • Drama

A fairly faithful rendition of Lillian Hellman's study of implied lesbianism in an all-girls school. William Wyler directed both versions of this story, the first being THESE THREE, a much milder adaptation of the play. Hepburn and MacLaine are headmistresses of a private school for young girls. Balkin is the ill-tempered, undisciplined, pre-teen granddaughter...read more

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(Movie Clip) Funny Secrets
Spoiled student Mary (Karen Balkin) teases influential Grandmother Tilford (Fay Bainter) with lurid suggestions about her teachers in William Wyler's (more…)
(Movie Clip) I Only Want the Best...
Much foreshadowing as Karen (Audrey Hepburn) delivers exciting news to teaching-partner Martha (Shirley MacLaine), unaware of the diabolical Mary (Kar (more…)
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Opening title sequence and first scene from William Wyler's The Children's Hour, 1961, introduces the Wright-Dobie School and a musical performance le (more…)

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A pair of women are tormented by malicious gossip at a girls' school.

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  • Rating: NR
  • Review: A fairly faithful rendition of Lillian Hellman's study of implied lesbianism in an all-girls school. William Wyler directed both versions of this story, the first being THESE THREE, a much milder adaptation of the play. Hepburn and MacLaine are headmistres… (more)

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