A Child Is Waiting (1963)

PG 02/13/1963 (US) Drama 1h 42m

Burt Lancaster & Judy Garland take an untouched theme - and make it touching and unforgettable!


Dr. Matthew Clark is the head of a state institution for intellectually disabled children. Jean Hansen, a former music teacher anxious to give her life some meaning, joins the staff of the hospital. Jean, who tries to shelter the children with her love, suspiciously regards Dr. Clark's stern training methods. She becomes emotionally involved with 12-year-old Reuben Widdicombe, who has been abandoned by his divorced parents.

  1. John Cassavetes


  2. Abby Mann


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  1. Burt Lancaster

    Burt Lancaster

    Matthew Clark

  2. Judy Garland

    Judy Garland

    Jean Hansen

  3. Gena Rowlands

    Gena Rowlands

    Sophie Widdicombe Benham

  4. Steven Hill

    Steven Hill

    Ted Widdicombe

  5. Paul Stewart

    Paul Stewart


  6. Gloria McGehee


  7. Lawrence Tierney

    Lawrence Tierney

    Douglas Benham

  8. Bruce Ritchey

    Bruce Ritchey

    Reuben Widdicombe

  9. John Marley

    John Marley


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A Child Is Waiting
A Child Is Waiting

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Original Language English

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