The Children's Hour

The Children's Hour
The Children's Hour

Year

1961

Duration

103 minutes

Genres

Drama

Language

English

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Synopsis

Two college friends, Karen and Martha, are just managing to make a success of the private boarding school they run together. When a disruptive young student eavesdrops on a conversation between Martha and her aunt, she begins a harmful chain of Chinese whispers, which leaves the women's friendship and reputations facing ruin. Made in the early 1960s, this film was controversial at the time for addressing the issue of homophobia and remains a powerful examination of the destructive power of rumours.

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12 Classification

The film contains mild sex references and implied suicide.

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