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The Children's Hour (1962)
Studio: Mirisch-Worldwide Production
Producer: William Wyler
Starring: Audrey Hepburn, Shirley MacLaine, James Garner, Miriam Hopkins, Fay Bainter
Synopsis: A screen adaptation of Lillian Hellman's play about two teachers at a private girls' school accused of lesbianism. The fomenter of the scandal is one of the pupils, a mean-spirited and mentally unstable girl who convinces her grandmother that she and the other students have been exposed to unspeakable depravity. In the course of the escalating affair havoc is wreaked on all sides. Karen Wright, the younger and more emotionally vulnerable of the two teachers watches her relationship with her fiance collapse while her alleged lover, Martha Dobie, must come to terms with her own hidden desires.
Academy Awards®:
Supporting Actress Fay Bainter Nominated
Cinematography (b&w) Franz F. Planer Nominated
Best Art Direction Fernando Carrere;
Edward G. Boyle
Best Costume Design Dorothy Jeakins Nominated
Best Sound Gordon Sawyer Nominated
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