These Three
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Lillian Hellman's 1934 Broadway play The Children's Hour was such a hot potato that film producer Samuel Goldwyn was denied Production Code permission to use the play's original title. The reason was the story's lesbian theme, a factor that also blocked The Children's Hour from winning a Pulitzer Prize. In the original story, lifelong friends Martha Dobie and Karen Wright manage an exclusive girl's boarding school. Spoiled rotten student Mary Tilford, angered at being disciplined, fabricates a story that casts a questionable light on the women's friendship. In… More
Rotten Tomatoes Score: 100%

Critic Reviews from Rotten Tomatoes

"Despite limitations imposed by the Production Code (lesbianism!), this first version of Hellman's play is more powerful than the 1961 remake, also directed by William Wyler."
‑ Emanuel Levy, EmanuelLevy.Com
"Overheated but well-acted adaptation of Lillian Hellman's play The Children's Hour."
‑ Nick Davis, Nick's Flick Picks
"Watered down version of the play, The Children's Hour, is still compelling thanks to the performers."
‑ Ken Hanke, Mountain Xpress (Asheville, NC)
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