Movies A Child Is Waiting (1963, Judy Garland, Burt Lancaster) Published 9 months ago on August 22, 2018 In A Child Is Waiting Burt Lancaster is Dr Matthew Clarke, psychologist and head of an institution for mentally handicapped children. When Jean Hansen (Judy Garland), an unmarried and unsuccessful musician looking for a new purpose in life, arrives at the school, Clarke is suspicious of her motives but grudgingly takes her on as a member of staff. Led primarily by her feelings and emotions, Hansen appears unsuited to the job, becoming emotionally attached to one particular child, Reuben (Bruce Ritchey). The sensitive newcomer wants Reuben’s parents to visit, believing this will help the child out of his self-contained emotional bubble, but the pragmatic and objective Clarke forbids it. Hansen goes ahead, however – her desire to help Reuben apparently led more by the wish to satisfy her own emotional needs than any altruistic alternative. She summons Reuben’s mother who believes she herself was at fault for her son’s reserved and anti-social state, but who now won’t speak to him, forcing the young boy to run away. But Clarke manages to bring the boy back to the school and his progress finally begins; his performance in a Thanksgiving drama being watched by his now proud father. production details USA / 102 minutes / 1963 Director: John Cassavetes Writer: Abby Mann cast Judy Garland as Jean Hansen Burt Lancaster as Dr. Matthew Clark Gena Rowlands as Sophie Widdicombe Benham Steven Hill as Ted Widdicombe Lawrence Tierney as Douglas Benham Bruce Ritchey as Reuben Widdicombe John Marley as Holland Barbara Pepper as Miss Brown Juanita Moore as Mrs. Phillips Mario Gallo as Dr. Ernie Lombardi Bill Mumy as Child Abby MannBill MumyBurt LancasterDramaGena RowlandsJohn CassavetesJudy Garland Advertisement advertisement and this just in Episodes39 mins ago Big Texas Fix: Dream House (S1EP7 DIY Sat 25 May 2019) Dream House: Michael and Ashley stumble upon a pre-1900s Victorian home after doing some curbside dumpster diving, so they hit... Episodes39 mins ago Beachfront Bargain Hunt: Renovation – A Forever Home in Isle of Palms (S4EP8 HGTV Sat 25 May 2019) A Forever Home in Isle of Palms: A couple has made the decision to purchase a property in Cape San... Episodes39 mins ago Murder Decoded: Prowling Wolf (S1EP8 ID Sat 25 May 2019) Reports of shots fired at an apartment complex lead police to discover the bodies of a single mother and two... Episodes39 mins ago The Son: Hot Oil (S2EP5 AMC Sat 25 May 2019) Hot Oil: In 1852, Young Eli is forced hide a deadly secret; in 1916, Maria’s return brings devastating consequences for... Episodes39 mins ago Ransom: Story for Another Day (Season 3 Finale CBS Sat 25 May 2019) Story for Another Day: When Cynthia (Karen LeBlanc) and her younger brother, Tyler (Emmanuel Kabongo), are abducted by a criminal... search EPISODES Episodes39 mins ago Murdoch Mysteries: Annabella Cinderella (S12EP11 Ovation Sat 25 May 2019) Annabella Cinderella: Crabtree and John are transporting a convicted axe murderer to prison when she escapes to exact revenge on... Episodes39 mins ago Murdoch Mysteries: Six of the Best (S12EP12 Ovation Sat 25 May 2019) Six of the Best: Murdoch’s distressing childhood memories are evoked while investigating the death of an orphan under the care... Episodes39 mins ago From Friend to Fiancé (Hallmark Sat 25 May 2019, Jocelyn Hudon, Ryan Paevey) Jess Parks (Hudon) has a good job, great friends and a cool apartment in the city. She has it all,... advertisement MOVIES Movies2 months ago Shazam! | 2019 | Zachary Levi, Asher Angel A boy is given the ability to become an adult superhero in times of need with a single magic word.... Movies2 months ago Dumbo | 2019 | Colin Farrell, Michael Keaton A young elephant, whose oversized ears enable him to fly, helps save a struggling circus, but when the circus plans... Movies2 months ago The Man Who Killed Don Quixote | 2018 | Adam Driver, Jonathan Pryce Toby, a cynical advertising director finds himself trapped in the outrageous delusions of an old Spanish shoe-maker who believes himself... mytvtonight mytvtonight devoted to all things film and tv.