Mandy-Jack Hawkins/Phyllis Calvert 1952 DVD £3.93 @ Amazon

Mandy-Jack Hawkins/Phyllis Calvert 1952 DVD £3.93 @ Amazon

Found 30th Oct 2010
An oldie but a goody!.Was looking to buy this for my grandad-next best £10.99.

London, the early 1950's. Born deaf, Mandy is mute for most of her childhood. As she reaches school age her family itself is in danger of breaking up. Christine (Phyllis Calvert), Mandy's mother has heard of a residential school for the oral education of the deaf, where the children are taught to lip-read and, through the identification of objects, to speak, but her husband Harry (Terence Morgan) wishes to have her home-schooled. Their disagreement over the child's education results in bitter quarrels until Christine decides to leave him, taking Mandy with her. Mandy finally enters the school, run by a dynamic and gifted teacher, Searle (Jack Hawkins).

A heart-rending adaptation of Hilda Lewis's novel The Day is Ours, from acclaimed director Alexander Mackendrick (Whisky Galore! The Man in the White Suit), Mandy is an Ealing Studios classic which received a Special Jury Prize at the 1952 Venice Film Festival.

Actors Phyllis Calvert, Jack Hawkins, Terence Morgan, Godfrey Tearle, Mandy Miller, Marjorie Fielding, Nancy Price, Edward Chapman & Patricia Plunkett
Director Alexander Mackendrick
Certificate PG
Year 1952
Languages English
Subtitles English For The Hearing Impaired
Duration 1 Hour and 33 Minutes (approx)
Region Region 2 - Will only play on European Region 2 or multi-region DVD players.

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