Based on Lillian Hellman's ground-breaking 1934 play and nominated for 5 Academy Awards. The Children's Hour is set at an exclusive girl's school managed by best friends Audrey Hepburn and Shirley MacLaine. When a badly behaved student starts rumours that her teachers are in a lesbian relationship, there are serious and tragic repercussions for everyone.
Directed by William Wyler (Ben Hur, Roman Holiday) and co-starring James Garner as Hepburn's boyfriend, The Children's Hour is a forceful examination of the power of malice and rumour in an intolerant society.
- Presented in High Definition and Standard Definition
- Commentary by Neil Sinyard
- Theatrical trailer (2mins)
- Stills Gallery
- Illustrated booklet featuring new writing by Sarah Wood, So Mayer, Philip Kemp and Neil Sinyard, plus full film credits
USA | 1961 | black & white | 108 minutes | English language with optional hard-of-hearing subtitles | original aspect ratio 1.66:1 | 1 x BD50: 1080p, 24fps, PCM mono audio (48kHz/24-bit), Region B | 1 x DVD9: PAL, 25fps, Dolby Digital 2.0 mono audio (320kbps), Region 2 | Cert 12 (Suicide references, discrimination theme)