The Children's Hour

The Children's Hour (1961)

One simple lie destroyed everything they had.

  • Genre: Drama
  • Release Date: 1961-12-19
  • User Rating: 7.7/10 from 320 ratings
  • Runtime: 1h 48min
  • Language: English
  • Production Company: The Mirisch Company
  • Production Country: United States of America
  • Director: William Wyler
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From 320 Ratings


A private school for young girls is scandalized when one spiteful student accuses the two young women who run the school of being in a relationship.

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  • Audrey Hepburn

    as Karen Wright
  • Shirley MacLaine

    as Martha Dobie
  • James Garner

    as Joe Cardin
  • Miriam Hopkins

    as Lily Mortar
  • Fay Bainter

    as Amelia Tilford
  • Veronica Cartwright

    as Rosalie Wells
  • Karen Balkin

    as Mary Tilford
  • Sally Brophy

    as Mrs. Wells
  • Mimi Gibson

    as Evelyn
  • William Mims

    as Mr. Burton
  • Hope Summers

    as Agatha
  • Jered Barclay

    as Grocery Boy (uncredited)
  • William H. O'Brien

    as Funeral Assistant (uncredited)
  • Leoda Richards

    as Parent at Piano Recital (uncredited)
  • Harold Miller

    as Parent on Visitor's Day (uncredited)
  • Pete Kellett

    as Taxi Driver (uncredited)
Camera Franz Planer Director of Photography
Art Edward G. Boyle Set Decoration
Production Allen K. Wood Production Manager
Writing John Michael Hayes Screenplay
Sound Alex North Original Music Composer
Directing William Wyler Director
Production William Wyler Producer
Production Robert Wyler Associate Producer
Editing Robert Swink Editor
Art Fernando Carrere Art Direction
Directing Robert E. Relyea Assistant Director
Costume & Make-Up Emile LaVigne Makeup Artist
Production Walter Mirisch Executive Producer
Sound Fred Lau Sound
Costume & Make-Up Joan St. Oegger Hairstylist
Costume & Make-Up Dorothy Jeakins Costume Design
Writing Lillian Hellman Author
Production Clarence Marks Producer's Assistant
Costume & Make-Up Frank McCoy Makeup Artist
Directing John Franco Script Supervisor
Costume & Make-Up Bert Henrikson Wardrobe Assistant
Directing Jerome M. Siegel Second Assistant Director
Art Frank Agnone Property Master
Costume & Make-Up Irene Caine Wardrobe Assistant
Costume & Make-Up Ruth Stella Wardrobe Assistant