First screened in February 2000 / Most recently screened in February 2013
Director: William Wyler. Cast: Merle Oberon, Miriam Hopkins, Joel McCrea, Bonita Granville, Marcia Mae Jones, Catherine Doucet, Alma Kruger, Carmencita Johnson, Mary Anne Durkin, Walter Brennan, Margaret Hamilton, Mary Louise Cooper. Screenplay: Lillian Hellman (based on her play The Children's Hour). Twitter Capsule:
Critiqued for evading some Hellman themes, but female friendship is warmly evoked. Unusually intense child performers.
Weirdly hard to see. Obviously hedges on some degree of risk by censoring the same-sex desire in the play, but at narrative and technical levels it's still unusual.