Movies A Child Is Waiting (1963, Judy Garland, Burt Lancaster) Published 6 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 Episodes22 hours ago Miracle Workers: 12 Days (TBS Tues 26 Feb 2019) 12 Days: A troublesome human complicates Craig and Eliza’s plan, while Sanjay attempts to burnish his credentials. With Steve Buscemi,... Episodes22 hours ago Teachers: The Final Robe (TV Land Tues 26 Feb 2019) The Final Robe: Ms. Bennigan has two spots left in her bridal party and the three remaining teachers compete to... Episodes22 hours ago Food Truck Nation: Smoked, Stuffed and Frozen Finds (S1EP8 Tues 26 Feb 2019 on Cooking) Chef Brad Miller visits a food truck in Orange County that has its own custom smoker onboard, then he tries... Episodes22 hours ago The Rookie: Plain Clothes Day (S1EP14 ABC Tues 26 Feb 2019) Plain Clothes Day: The rookies are really put to the test when their training officers accompany them out of uniform... Episodes22 hours ago Hometown Homicide: Local Girl Gone (S1EP2 ID Tues 26 Feb 2019) Local Girl Gone: When 15-year-old high school freshman Danielle Locklear, of Hope Mills, N.C., went missing in March 2014, her... search EPISODES Episodes22 hours ago Roswell, New Mexico: Smells Like Teen Spirit (S1EP6 The CW Tues 26 Feb 2019) Smells Like Teen Spirit: In a series of flashbacks to 2008, secrets are uncovered about Rosa’s final day, Isobel’s (Lily... Episodes22 hours ago Good Trouble: Byte Club (S1EP8 Freeform Tues 26 Feb 2019) Byte Club: Mariana forms a women-in-tech “fight club” with other women in her office to deal with sexism in their... Episodes22 hours ago American Housewife: Baby Crazy (S3EP14 ABC Tues 26 Feb 2019, with Jay Mohr) Baby Crazy: Viv (Leslie Bib) asks Katie to take Violet for the night so she and Alan (Jay Mohr) can... advertisement MOVIES Movies2 weeks ago Private Worlds (Paramount 1935, Charles Boyer, Claudette Colbert) Charles Boyer stars as the new superintendent of a progressive mental hospital. His apparent coldness first arouses resentment among the... Movies2 weeks ago Yucatán (2018, Luis Tosar, Stephanie Cayo) In farcical comedy Yucatán a pair of white collar thieves compete fiercely against each other trying to steal from an... Movies2 weeks ago The Breaker Upperers (Netflix Fri 15 Feb 2019, Jackie van Beek, Madeleine Sami) Two women run a business breaking up couples for cash but when one develops a conscience their friendship unravels. production... MY TV TONIGHTWhat's on and when. Broadcast, cable and streaming... BRITISH FILM 1930-1990The Viewer's Guide to British Film 1930-1990 Indepth guide to six decades of cinema in the UK.