These Three
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.

VOR:   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.

Photo © 1936 The Samuel Goldwyn Company

Not yet reviewed in full. Grade: B

Academy Award Nominations:
Best Supporting Actress: Bonita Granville

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