These Three

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In this film, lifelong friends Martha Dobie and Karen Wright manage an exclusive girl's boarding school. Student Mary Tilford spreads a rumor that Martha has been carrying on an illicit affair with doctor Joseph Cardin, the boyfriend of Karen.


Merle Oberon
as Karen Wright
Miriam Hopkins
as Martha Dobie
Joel McCrea
as Dr. Joseph Cardin
Bonita Granville
as Mary Tilford
Alma Kruger
as Mrs. Tilford
Catherine Doucet
as Mrs. Lily Mortar
Marcia Mae Jones
as Rosalie Wells
Mary Anne Durkin
as Joyce Walton
Marie Louise Cooper
as Helen Bution
Walter Brennan
as Taxi Driver
Mary Louise Cooper
as Helen Burton
Frank McGlynn Sr.
as Judge (uncredited)
Anya Taranda
as Undetermined Minor Role (uncredited)
Jerry Larkin
as Minor Role (uncredited)
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  • Despite limitations imposed by the Production Code (lesbianism!), this first version of Hellman's play is more powerful than the 1961 remake, also directed by William Wyler.

    Jul 27, 2011 | Rating: B+ | Full Review…
  • Overheated but well-acted adaptation of Lillian Hellman's play The Children's Hour.

    Mar 1, 2005 | Rating: 3/5
  • Watered down version of the play, The Children's Hour, is still compelling thanks to the performers.

    Aug 24, 2003 | Rating: 4/5

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