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A Child Is Waiting (1963)

A Child Is Waiting
6.7 Rating
(30 ratings)
7.3 IMDB rating

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Burt Lancaster

Burt Lancaster

Dr. Matthew Clark
Judy Garland

Judy Garland

Jean Hansen
Gena Rowlands

Gena Rowlands

Sophie Widdicombe
Steven Hill

Steven Hill

Ted Widdicombe
Paul Stewart

Paul Stewart

Goodman
Lawrence Tierney

Lawrence Tierney

Douglas Benham
Bruce Ritchey

Bruce Ritchey

Reuben Widdicombe


Written by
Abby Mann

Abby Mann

(screenplay)


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A Child Is Waiting

1 year, 10 months ago at May 9 20:06
You know, hidden beneath the very Hollywood sheen of Stanley Kramer, who clearly overran this production despite what the director credit says, A Child Is Waiting has a very honest and thorny look about how mentally handicapped and ill children are treated and thought of in this country. Perhaps if John Cassavetes had been given freer hands it would have been a perfect movie, as it is, despite its... read more
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Description: Produced by Stanley Kramer, A Child is Waiting is set in an institution for the mentally handicapped, with many actual residents playing supporting and bit roles. Doctor Burt Lancaster and instructor Judy Garland often find themselves at odds over teaching methods, with Garland preferring an intense one-on-one approach with her studen ... (more)
Release date: 20 February 1964
1963 (2), Drama (1), Usa (1), B&w (1), Based On TV Movie (1), 102 Min. (1)
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JxSxPx posted a review 1 year, 10 months ago

A Child Is Waiting

“You know, hidden beneath the very Hollywood sheen of Stanley Kramer, who clearly overran this production despite what the director credit says, A Child Is Waiting has a very honest and thorny look about how mentally handicapped and ill children are treated and thought of in this country. Perhaps if John Cassavetes had been given freer hands it would have been a perfect movie, as it is, despite its many problems, it’s still quite good and offers many tender moments.

The behind the scenes drama is interesting, but the fact that Child turned out remotely watchable and enjoyable is even more interesting. Cassavetes wanted to make one of his more experimental, realistic social dramas, while Kramer and the stars were pure studio-system dynamic. The film does live with this tension an” read more

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