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The Children's Hour

  NR Closed Captioning

William Wyler

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Plot Summary

A child's lie has life-shattering consequences in this Oscar®-nominated 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. Soon the scandalous gossip engulfs the school's community, with repercussions that are swift, crushing and tragic.

Customer Reviews

Great Movie

This movie is a very dramatic and heartfelt film. It goes to show you what a rumor can really do to peoples lives. Please, if you don't want to buy it i recommend you check it out from a library. Good stuff.


This movie has become another movie i am adding to my top favorite Audrey Hepburn Movies! Not only is she an amazing actress but the plots of the movies she plays in are FANTABULOUS!!!

Great Film

Please don't listen to Spiderman's comments on this movie, as it's really is written and acted very well. It was nominated in 1962 for five Academy Awards and three Golden Globe awards so to say this movie is a dud is untrue. There are hints of lesbianism, which is very racy for the time period the film was made. It's a tragic story of a love triangle between the three main characters. Really great movie!

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  • $9.99
  • Genre: Drama
  • Released: 2002

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