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||IMDB Rating: 7.3/10 from 1,693 votes
||Release: 20 February 1964 (Mexico) /
||Director: John Cassavetes,
||Stars: Bill Mumy, Bruce Ritchey, Burt Lancaster, Elizabeth Wilson, Gena Rowlands, Gloria McGehee, John Marley, Judy Garland, Lawrence Tierney, Paul Stewart, Steven Hill
||Synopsis: Psychologist Dr. Matthew Clark is the head of the Crawthorne State Training Institute, one of the first boarding schools for developmentally challenged children. Dr. Clark is sympathetic but demanding of his teachers and students. His approach of tough love is controversial. He takes a chance at hiring former aspiring concert pianist Jean Hansen as the school's music teacher, Miss Hansen who has no background in nursing, teaching or dealing with the developmentally challenged. She herself is trying to find her own place in life. She immediately bonds with autistic student Reuben Widdicombe, who she sees as needing special attention in light of his parents having not visited him since they enrolled him in the school two years earlier. The Widdicombes divorced shortly thereafter because of the pressures their relationship faced in dealing with Reuben. Dr. Clark sees Reuben as the type of child the most difficult with which to deal: Reuben understands just enough to realize that he is ... Written by Huggo
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This is a remarkable motion picture. Its subject, mental retardation, is
that most of us avoid as much as possible. But it's a fact of life for
millions--those diagnosed with it, their families and friends, and the
people who work with them. If they have the courage to face up to it every
day, we should at least have the nerve to do something as easy as watch a
film. It turns out to be a much more rewarding experience than many might
Judy Garland plays Jean Hansen, an over-thirty woman "drifting" through her
life. To give it some purpose, she applies for work at an institution for
mentally retarded children, though she has no expertise in the field. Dr.
Clark (Burt Lancaster), who runs the place, has doubts about her altruism,
but gives her a chance. Miss Hansen soon becomes attached to one young boy
in particular--too attached for Dr. Clark's liking. He's a proponent of a
modified "tough love" approach, one that calls for the students to do
whatever they can for themselves to the best of their abilities.
Unlike the popular style of today, the children aren't played by actors who
try to imbue their characters with a Forrest Gump-like "wisdom." They are
real children who play themselves and in doing so bring a power to this
that a cast of the world's greatest actors couldn't hope to equal. At the
movie's conclusion the students are seen performing a Thanksgiving play
before an assembly and the effect on the viewer is staggering. We like to
think that in our present-day society we deal much more openly with
that were taboo in the past, but no one else to my knowledge has had the
courage to take such an unflinching look at mental retardation as this 1963
film does. For that we can thank producer Stanley Kramer for bringing it to
the screen and to director John Cassavetes for making it tangible. I can't
imagine that there is anyone who wouldn't benefit from watching this movie.
I also can't recommend it strongly enough.
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, Bruce Ritchey
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, Steven Hill
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