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The Chalk Garden (21-May-1964)

Director: Ronald Neame

Writer: John Michael Hayes

From a play by: Enid Bagnold

Keywords: Drama

NameOccupationBirthDeathKnown for
Felix Aylmer
21-Feb-1889 2-Sep-1979 Henry V
Edith Evans
8-Feb-1888 14-Oct-1976 The Whisperers
Deborah Kerr
30-Sep-1921 16-Oct-2007 From Here to Eternity
Hayley Mills
18-Apr-1946   The Parent Trap
John Mills
22-Feb-1908 23-Apr-2005 Ryan's Daughter


Deborah Kerr   ...   Miss Madrigal
Hayley Mills   ...   Laurel
John Mills   ...   Maitland
Edith Evans   ...   Mrs. St. Maugham
Felix Aylmer   ...   Judge McWhirrey
Elizabeth Sellars   ...   Olivia
Lally Bowers   ...   Anna
Toke Townley   ...   Shop Clerk
Tonie MacMillan   ...   Mrs. Williams


Review by Danny Lewis (posted on 13-Apr-2008)

Hayley Mills at her best as a precocious teen living with her gramdmother on a plantation where flowers do not grow.(A symbolism to life). Hayley gives an outstanding performance as a loveless child who feels left out of her mothers life with a knack for causing trouble, acting out, and solving mysteries. The late Deborah Kerr plays the governess hired to look after Hayley with a secret that Hayley discovers and soon regrets. John Mills plays the loving butler who plays Dr. Watson to Hayley's Sherlock Holmes. This movie has it all. I own it on VHS and wish it would come out on widescreen DVD. This is a movie you won't forget with outstanding cast performances.

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