The Children's Hour 1961
William Wyler (The Big Country) directs this 1961 adaptation of a play by Lillian Hellman (The Little Foxes), who collaborated on the screenplay with writer John Michael Hayes (Peyton Place). The Children's Hour stars Audrey Hepburn and Shirley MacLaine as Karen and Martha, two driven young women who have built their own private school for young girls in a well-to-do American community. Though the early years have been hard, the dual headmistresses are seeing their endeavor turn a corner toward success. With more than twenty students, they are finally in the black.

Good fortune turns to bad at the drop of a hat, however, when a vindictive young student (Karen Balkin) stumbles into her ticket out of the penalty box. 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 community, with repercussions that are swift, crushing... and tragic.

Director: William Wyler
Cast: Audrey Hepburn, Shirley MacLaine, James Garner
Country: USA
Genre: Drama, Romance

BD25, DVD5 | 1080p AVC, NTSC | 01:48:16 | 20.8 Gb + 4.09 Gb + 3% rec
Language: English
Subtitles: English