Story of Esther Costello (1957)





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In this film, Joan Crawford plays a well-meaning, charitable woman. She is married to Rossano Brazzi, who is as greedy as Crawford is generous. Crawford rescues blind deaf-mute Heather Sears from her squalid surroundings. Brazzi seizes upon this as a means to line his own pocket.
Classics , Drama
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Columbia Pictures


Joan Crawford
as Margaret Landi
Heather Sears
as Esther Costello
Rossano Brazzi
as Carlo Landi
Ron Randell
as Frank Wenzel
Lee Patterson
as Harry Grant
Fay Compton
as Mother Superior
John Loder
as Paul Marchant
Denis O'Dea
as Father Devlin
Bessie Love
as Matron in Art Gallery
Robert Ayres
as Mr. Wilson
Maureen Delaney
as Jennie Costello
June Clyde
as Mrs. Forbes
Sally Smith
as Susan North
Megs Jenkins
as Nurse Evans
Diana Day
as Christine Brown
Victor Rietti
as Signor Gatti
Sheila Manahan
as Mary Costello
Tony Quinn
as Irish Pub Customer
Janina Faye
as Esther as a Child
Harry Hutchinson
as Irish Publican
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Audience Reviews for Story of Esther Costello

It's a fair enough story... anyone would probably say that this story is a rip-off of The Miracle Worker with Anne Bancroft, and I guess I can't really deny that... but, one thing this movie has that the other hasn't is an actress that looks just like Jim Carrey as a small framed woman who is physically enchanting to all guys who meet her... it's pretty hilarious.

Christy Perry
Christy Perry

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