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These Three

USA, English, 93 mins

  • Director: William Wyler
  • Writer: Lillian Hellman
  • Producer: Samuel Goldwyn

CGiii Comment

This first film version of 'The Children's Hour' - minus the lesbianism.

Adapted by the original writer who watered it down so that it would be more appealing to a middle-class, white American audience.

Now, is this simply hypocrisy?

Whatever - it basically negates its relevance and questions integrity........

Make your own mind up but....changing something so radically....for money is a cardinal sin - regardless of the merits of the final film.

Cast & Characters

Miriam Hopkins as Martha Dobie;
Merle Oberon as Karen Wright;
Joel McCrea as Dr. Joseph 'Joe' Cardin;
Catherine Doucet as Mrs. Lily Mortar;
Alma Kruger as Mrs. Amelia Tilford;
Bonita Granville as Mary Tilford;
Marcia Mae Jones as Rosalie Wells;
Carmencita Johnson as Evelyn;
Mary Anne Durkin as Joyce Walton;
Margaret Hamilton as Agatha;
Walter Brennan as Taxi Driver;
Joan Barclay as Schoolgirl;
Al Bridge as Chauffeur taking Joyce home;
Marie Louise Cooper as Helen Burton;
Payne B. Johnson as Little boy

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