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The Children's Hour

The Children's Hour
Veronica Cartwright

Veronica Cartwright

Screen Time: 70%
Role: Rosalie Wells
Age: 11 years old
Karen Balkin

Karen Balkin

Screen Time: 70%
Role: Mary Tilford
Age: 11 years old

 

The Children's Hour

1961
Rating: 7.33 (3 votes)
Directed: William Wyler
Country: USA
Language: English
Genre: Drama
http://www.imdb.com/title/tt0054743

Summary

Karen Wright and Martha Dobie are best friends since college and they own the boarding school Wright and Dobie School for Girls with twenty students. They are working hard as headmistresses and teachers to grow the school and make it profitable. Karen is engaged with the local doctor Joe Cardin, who is the nephew of the powerful and influent Mrs. Amelia Tilford. While the spiteful and liar Mary, who is Amelia's granddaughter and a bad influence to the other girls, is punished by Karen after telling a lie, Martha has an argument with her snoopy aunt Lily Mortar in another room. Lily accuses Martha of being jealous and having an unnatural relationship with Karen. Mary's roommate Rosalie Wells and a friend overhear the shouting and tells Mary what Mrs. Mortar had said about her niece. The malicious Mary accuses Karen and Martha of being lesbians to her grandmother and Amelia spreads the gossip to the parents of the students that withdraw them from the school.