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A Child Is Waiting (1963)

A Child Is Waiting
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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
Lawrence Tierney Lawrence Tierney
Douglas Benham
Bruce Ritchey Bruce Ritchey
Reuben Widdicombe

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A Child Is Waiting

3 years 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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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 students. Bruce Ritchey, a non-developmentally challenged youth, plays the retarded son of Gena Rowlands and Steven Hill, whose intellectual and social progress becomes the focal point of the film.
Release date: 20 February 1964
Tags: 1963 (2), Based On TV Movie (1), 102 Min. (1), Drama (1), Usa (1), B&w (1)
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