The Children's Hour
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Based on the 1934 play by Lillian Hellman, this film is set at an exclusive girl's school managed by best friends Audrey Hepburn and Shirley MacLaine. When student Karen Balkin is punished for a misdeed, the mean-spirited youngster causes trouble by accusing Hepburn and MacLaine of having an "unnatural relationship."

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Rotten Tomatoes Score: 86%

Critic Reviews from Rotten Tomatoes

"Heavy-handed and can't shake its languor."
‑ Dennis Schwartz, Ozus' World Movie Reviews
"Well-acted, albeit dated treatment of a then-taboo topic"
‑ James Sanford, Kalamazoo Gazette
"Though well-acted by Shirley MacLaine and Audrey Hepburn, this second version of Lillian Hellman's play about the malice of lies is not as powerful as the first, in 1936, also helmed by William Wyler."
‑ Emanuel Levy, EmanuelLevy.Com
"Closer to the play than Wyler's first effort at the story, but oddly less compelling."
‑ Ken Hanke, Mountain Xpress (Asheville, NC)
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