The Children's Hour
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Based on the 1934 play by Lillian Hellman, The Children's Hour is set at an exclusive girl's school managed by best friends Audrey Hepburn and Shirley MacLaine. When student Karen Balkin is punished for one of her many misdeeds, the mean-spirited youngster rushes to her wealthy aunt Fay Bainter, and, randomly choosing a phrase she has undoubtedly read in some magazine, accuses Hepburn and MacLaine of having an "unnatural relationship." As Balkin's lies grow in viciousness, the student's parents withdraw their children from the school. Hepburn and MacLaine sue Bainter… More
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"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)
"Well-acted, albeit dated treatment of a then-taboo topic"
‑ James Sanford, Kalamazoo Gazette
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