The Children’s Hour
William Wyler’s classic adaptation of Lillian Hellman’s 1934 play centres around lifelong friends Martha (Shirley MacLaine) and Karen (Audrey Hepburn) who 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 and the friends’ subsequent lawsuit for libel begins to unravel as popular opinion turns against them.
12A. Directed by William Wyler. Starring Audrey Hepburn, Shirley MacLaine. 108 mins. USA 1962.
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