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Mandy

Author: Nigel BalchinJack WhittinghamLes NormanAlexander MackendrickPhyllis CalvertAll authors
Publisher: [London] : Distributed by Optimum Releasing, [2007]
Series: Optimum classic.
Edition/Format:   DVD video : PAL color broadcast system : EnglishView all editions and formats
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"London, the early 1950s. 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  Read more...
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Genre/Form: Feature films
Fiction films
Film adaptations
Drama
Named Person: Hilda Lewis
Material Type: Videorecording
Document Type: Visual material
All Authors / Contributors: Nigel Balchin; Jack Whittingham; Les Norman; Alexander Mackendrick; Phyllis Calvert; Jack Hawkins; Terence Morgan; Godfrey Tearle; Mandy Miller; Hilda Lewis; Ealing Studios.; Optimum Releasing (Firm)
OCLC Number: 298486397
Language Note: Dialogue in English.
Notes: Based on the novel 'The day is ours' by Hilda Lewis.
Originally released as a motion picture in 1952.
Special features: scene selection ; interactive menus.
Credits: Director of photography, Douglas Slocombe ; editor, Seth Holt ; music, William Alwyn ; costume designer, Anthony Mendleson.
Cast: Phyllis Calvert, Jack Hawkins, Terence Morgan, Godfrey Tearle, Mandy Miller.
Description: 1 videodisc (ca. 88 min.) : sd., b&w ; 4 3/4 in.
Details: DVD; PAL; Region 2; Dolby digital mono; Full-screen presentation: 4x3.
Series Title: Optimum classic.
Responsibility: the J'Arthur Rank Organisation presents an Ealing Studios/Michael Balcon production ; screenplay by Nigel Balchin, Jack Whittingham ; produced by Leslie Norman ; directed by Alexander Mackendrick.

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"London, the early 1950s. 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)."--Container.

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