Now I have both films. Well done movie in the early years of the Hayes Code. I'm going to keep watching it until I getall of the necessary dialog. Sad, but significant for 1936. Bonita Granville is mesmerizing as the child villian.

Bonita Granville scenes are reason enough to buy this film.

Reviewed in the United States on November 7, 2017. Miriam Hopkins, Merle Oberon and Joel McCrea in my opinion have never given better performances than here. Start your free 7 day trial now. The Children’s Hour always remained a serious drama, but These Three spends its first third playing like Mr. Blandings Builds His Dream House (1948) as Martha and Karen fix up the house that will be their school.

With no ads. The chipper music, the old house in need of renovation, and Joel McCrea’s introduction as the charming Dr. Cardin situate this as a romantic drama, leaning heavy on the former, belying the latter half of the film focusing on Martha and Karen clearing their name. It was remade as "The Children's Hour" with Audrey Hepburn, Shirley MacLaine & James Garner. These Three but the greatest of these is love” — 1 Corinthians 13:13 3 of 3 people found this review helpful.

Directed by William Wyler. They are shocked to find the rundown farmhouse and they work to fix it up. Wherever you are. There are a few stumbles in that last act as it rushes to wrap up. However, the appearance of his ... See full summary ». Hellman’s play, The Children’s Hour, delved into the allure of gossip by telling the story of two women accused of lesbianism. From new directors to award-winners.

Interested in purchasing today’s film? When one of the school’s bad apples (Bonita Granville) accuses Martha and Joseph of carrying on an illicit affair, it threatens the reputation of Karen and Martha, as well as their friendship.

Top subscription boxes – right to your door, © 1996-2020,, Inc. or its affiliates. Two school teachers and the man they both love face ruin when a malicious student cooks up a lie. This is the original movie. Watch truly great cinema. After being visited by an old friend, a woman recalls her true love, the man she met and lost years ago. Best friends Karen Wright and Martha Dobie graduates from college. The Story of Temple Drake (The Criterion Collection), The Heiress (The Criterion Collection) [Blu-ray]. (1936). Change ), Become a Patron! It features three stars that give knock out performances in a story about the damage that a lie can do to people’s lives and careers, especially when it is believed by many people in the community. It quite frankly feels awkward and even really good actors like Audrey Hepburn, Shirley MacLaine and James Garner have trouble with the script/story and seem lost. The girl who played Mary in the remake was near sociopathic, but here it’s hard to avoid chuckling at how weasel-like Granville is. Instead, our system considers things like how recent a review is and if the reviewer bought the item on Amazon. Moreover, William Wyler who directed the earlier production does not show his customary control of the material or the performances. ( Log Out / 

I've been published on The Hollywood Reporter, Remezcla, and The Daily Beast. Your recently viewed items and featured recommendations, Select the department you want to search in, + $7.67 Shipping & Import Fees Deposit to Hungary. I had seen this on TCM some years ago, but my hearing loss prevented me from hearing most of the dialog. Empire Records (Remix: Special Fan Edition). Great movie! Mary's cruelty is as devastating as ever. Visit our Patreon page. Lillian Hellman did an outstanding job of adapting her own play and keeping the essentials dramatic themes and opening up her production from the confines of a stage setting to a bucolic rural environment.

Frequently bought together + Total price: $35.24. So the adults did what they could.

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Title: That would have been a solid eight. Karen does suspect Martha’s love for Joe but it is the gossip and stress of the situation driving them apart as opposed to Karen believing the rumors are true. Excellent performances from all the actors. Reviewed in the United States on June 8, 2018, Reviewed in the United Kingdom on May 12, 2016. Tried to find a version that would play on my DVDS and Videolayer, to no avail. In short it’s a real downer of a film and did not satisfy this viewer. I haven't read the book but the original film hinted at a love affair btw the male & female leads, Reviewed in the United States on June 30, 2016.

Granville, dyed dark hair and all, is ridiculously melodramatic on a level that Margaret O’Brien couldn’t touch.

Looking for something to watch? You can put Merle Oberon and Miriam Hopkins in overalls but they’ll still look like Merle Oberon and Miriam Hopkins. Their Karen and Martha, respectively, lack the hard edge Audrey Hepburn or, more accurately, Shirley MacLaine possessed in the remake, but they refuse to back down against the spurious accusations against them. “& now these three remain; faith, hope, and love. The lesbian rumor could never be brought to the big screen at the time. Franklin Canyon Reservoir, Santa Monica Mountains, Los Angeles, California, USA, What to Watch if You Miss the "Game of Thrones" Cast. Thanks! While it's not quite the same, it still packs a punch in this emotional drama. Learn more about Fritzi's work and support it here. A rebellious student at a girls' school accuses two teachers of lesbianism. Please try again. Removing the lesbian angle from the film turns things into a typical love triangle, with Hopkins set up as the “other woman.”. But they barely touched that ending, bless them, they flirted right over that. Reviewed in the United States on February 10, 2019.

Prime members enjoy FREE Delivery and exclusive access to music, movies, TV shows, original audio series, and Kindle books. This first film version of "The Children's Hour" uses a heterosexual triangle rather than the play's lesbian theme. I haven't read the book but the original film hinted at a love affair btw the male & female leads, Merle Oberon & Joel McCrae.

Wish me luck! But I wish the ending was different.