The Children's Hour movie trailer - starring James Garner, Shirley MacLaine, Fay Bainter, Audrey Hepburn, Miriam Hopkins, Karen Balkin. Directed by William Wyler. Genre: Drama
Rating: Not Rated
Grandpa Spencer fathered nine boys in the shadow of the Grand Teton mountain bearing their name. His son Clay (Henry Fonda) married Olivia (Maureen O'Hara) and had nine more kids, "all thoroughbreds." Now the eldest son is out of high school, eager for more in life. But college money is hard to come by. Spencer's Mountain has deep roots too. It's based on the Earl Hamner Jr. novel that later inspired TV's The Waltons. The pleasures of Delmer Daves' film are as plentiful as trout in its swirling streams. Fonda and O'Hara shine in a cast that includes Wally Cox, Donald Crisp and James MacArthur. Max Steiner supplies an evocative score. Breathtaking fields and forests add visual splendor. All enhance this beloved story of human values - and reaching for your dreams.
A band of small-time crooks accidentally steals the mob's money in Don Siegel's action-filled Charley Varrick (1973) starring Walter Matthau.
Suave cop Tony (Chevy Chase) brings fragile witness Gloria (Goldie Hawn) to his Sausalito house-boat, and deftly explains about Monica, in writer-director Colin Higgins' Foul Play, 1978.
Gloria (Goldie Hawn) ducks into a bar fleeing assailants where she turns to baffled Stanley (Dudley Moore, in his Hollywood breakthrough role) for protection in writer-director Colin Higgins' Foul Play, 1978.
As seen in Zero Hour!, 1957, the doctor (Leslie Neilsen) has identified the problem, which he explains to stewardess Elaine (Julie Hagerty) who then launches panic, in Airplane!, 1980.
A Wyoming farmer (Henry Fonda) fights to build a better life for his oldest son on Spencer's Mountain (1963).
San Francisco appears, the Archbishop (Eugene Roche) gets killed, divorcee Marion (Goldie Hawn) makes eye contact with cop Tony (Chevy Chase) who bumbles, in the opening to Foul Play, 1978.
Spoiled student Mary (Karen Balkin) teases influential Grandmother Tilford (Fay Bainter) with lurid suggestions about her teachers in William Wyler's The Children's Hour, 1961, from Lillian Hellman's play.
New on the Connecticut tobacco farm scene is bicycling Paige (Sharon Hugueny), who visits with hunky new hand Parrish (Troy Donahue), then returns home where her father Judd (Karl Malden) is busy abusing her brothers (Hampton Fancher, David Knapp), in Delmer Daves' Parrish, 1961.
Much foreshadowing as Karen (Audrey Hepburn) delivers exciting news to teaching-partner Martha (Shirley MacLaine), unaware of the diabolical Mary (Karen Balkin) eavesdropping in The Children's Hour, 1961, from Lillian Hellman's play.
The name Ted Stryker may sound familiar as William Conrad narrates after the opening credits for Zero Hour!, 1957, which became the basis for the 1980 hit satire Airplane!.
Opening title sequence and first scene from William Wyler's The Children's Hour, 1961, introduces the Wright-Dobie School and a musical performance led by Aunt Lily (Miriam Hopkins).
No mention of sniffing glue but Treleaven (Sterling Hayden) makes his feelings known to Burdick (Charles Quinlivan) in the airliner-crisis drama Zero Hour!, 1957, spoofed in Airplane, 1980.
New in town title character (Troy Donahue) stops by to tell his mom (Claudette Colbert) he's found a job and won't have to share her Connecticut tobacco farm staff apartment, then joins local Lucy (Connie Stevens) to survey his new digs, early in Delmer Daves' Parrish, 1961.
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