The Children's Hour

The Children's Hour

Title: The Children's Hour

Release: 1961

Rating: 7.8

Language: English

Country: USA

Runtime: 108

Genre: Action,Drama,Romance

The Children's Hour

Release 1961
Rating 7.8
Language English
Country USA
Runtime 108
Genre Action,Drama,Romance



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 influential 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 overhears 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. Karen and Martha lose a lawsuit ...

Director :

William Wyler

Writer :

Lillian Hellman (play), John Michael Hayes (screenplay), Lillian Hellman (adaptation)

Actors :

... Karen Wright

... Martha Dobie

... Joe Cardin

... Lily Mortar

... Amelia Tilford

... Rosalie Wells

... Mary Tilford