The Chalk Garden
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The Chalk Garden
This film adaptation of Edith Bagnold's play stars Deborah Kerr as Miss Madrigal, the secretive new governess of British "problem child" Laurel (Hayley Mills). Both Madrigal and faithful butler Maitland (John Mills) are aware that Laurel's atrocious behavior stems from her belief that her oft-married mother (Elizabeth Sellars) does not love her. Madrigal determines to straighten out Laurel before she becomes totally unmanageable and hurts someone else. She knows what she's doing; Madrigal has just been released from a long prison term, having been charged with the murder… More
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"The screen adaptation of Bagnold's famous play is so so, but the acting, especially of Dame Edith Evans, is excellent."
‑ Emanuel Levy, EmanuelLevy.Com
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