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Genre Drama
Running Time 109 min
MPAA rating Unrated (Adult Situations)
Release Date Dec 19, 1961
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The Children's Hour

Longtime friends Martha (Shirley MacLaine) and Karen (Audrey Hepburn) run a boarding school for girls. When an unruly child, Mary (Karen Balkin), is punished for lying, she concocts a story that Karen and Martha are having a lesbian relationship. When the story spreads, parents withdraw their children from the school. The women's lawsuit for libel hits many snags when they lack witnesses to speak for them. All the stress adversely affects Karen's engagement to Joe Cardin (James Garner).

Starring
Audrey Hepburn Karen Wright
Shirley MacLaine Martha Dobie
James Garner Doctor Joe Cardin
Miriam Hopkins Mrs. Lily Mortar
Fay Bainter Mrs. Amelia Tilford
Karen Balkin Mary Tilford
Veronica Cartwright Rosalie
Jered Barclay Grocery boy (uncredited)
Mimi Gibson Student
William Mims Mr. Burton
Hope Summers Old Lady
Florence MacMichael Bit part (uncredited)

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