A Child Is Waiting (1963)
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as Jean Hansen
as Dr. Matthew Clark
as Sophie Widdicombe / Benham
as Ted Widdicombe
as Reuben Widdicombe
as Douglas Benham
as Miss Fogarty
as Miss Brown
as Mrs. McDonald
as Dr. Lombardi
as Dr. Sack
as Dr. Sack
Critic Reviews for A Child Is Waiting
Burt Lancaster delivers a firm, sincere, persuasive and unaffected performance.
One should learn a great deal from this picture -- all of which should be helpful and give hope.
John Cassavetes takes a shot at straight commercial filmmaking (1963), and the results are a little wide of the mark.
John Cassavetes's attempt at commercial cinema is uncharacteristically conventional and sentimental melodrama, but it contains some emotional sequences between Judy Garland and the mentally challenged children.
This film draws from the social stance of a Stanley Kramer and the institutional approach of a Frederick Wiseman and rises above their judgmental attitudes to produce a wonderfully provocative and sympathetic film.
Audience Reviews for A Child Is Waiting
well intentioned and earnest, but keeps you at a distance
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