The Children's Hour

The Children's Hour (1961)

One simple lie destroyed everything they had.

  • Genre: Drama, Romance
  • Release Date: 1961-01-01
  • User Rating: 8/10 from 133 ratings
  • Runtime: 1h 48min
  • Language: English
  • Production Company: The Mirisch Corporation
  • Production Country: United States of America
  • Director: William Wyler
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A private school for young girls is scandalized when one spiteful student, Mary Tilford, accuses the two young women who run the school of having a lesbian relationship.

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  • Audrey Hepburn

    as Karen Wright
  • Shirley MacLaine

    as Martha Dobie
  • James Garner

    as Dr. Joe Cardin
  • Miriam Hopkins

    as Mrs. Lily Mortar
  • Fay Bainter

    as Mrs. Amelia Tilford
  • Veronica Cartwright

    as Rosalie Wells
  • Karen Balkin

    as Mary Tilford
  • Sally Brophy

    as la mère de Rosalie
  • Mimi Gibson

    as Evelyn
  • Jered Barclay

    as le livreur
  • William Mims

    as Mr. Burton
  • Hope Summers

    as Agatha (Tilford's maid)
  • Leoda Richards

    as Guest at School Music Recital
Directing William Wyler Director
Writing Lillian Hellman Theatre Play
Writing John Michael Hayes Screenplay
Camera Franz Planer Director of Photography
Sound Alex North Original Music Composer
Editing Robert Swink Editor