A Child Is Waiting

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A Child Is Waiting ★★★ 1963

Poignant and provocative story of teachers in an institution for the mentally retarded. Fine performances include Lancaster as the institution's administrator and Garland as a teacher who cares too much for everyone's good. Cassavetes incorporates footage using handicapped children as extras—not entirely seamlessly—providing a sensitive and candid edge. 105m/B VHS . Burt Lancaster, Judy Garland, Gena Rowlands, Steven Hill, Bruce Ritchey; D: John Cassavetes; W: Abby Mann; M: Ernest Gold.

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