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The Quiet One (1948)

 -  Drama  -  1948 (USA)
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A documentary account of the rehabilitation at the Wiltwyck School of an emotionally disturbed Black boy who is unwanted, misunderstood, and inwardly tortured.

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The story of a lonely young boy growing up in Harlem. Using a semi-documentary technique, the film-makers realistically capture the hostile environment which leads the boy to delinquency. The youth is sent to Wiltwyck School for rehabilitation, where a psychiatrist and counselor try to break through the wall of silence which the boy uses to hide his fear and bitterness. Written by alfiehitchie

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An Alert for IMDb Viewers
8 September 2013 | by (Claremont,USA) – See all my reviews

I should alert other possible IMDb viewers of The Quiet One (1948) of my experience. About halfway through the narrative, the film suddenly reverted back to the beginning, and I could not advance it back using the time-lapse bar to where it cut away. Now the latter, may just be a problem with my computer. However, the former, i.e. the sudden reversion, appears a problem with the presentation itself, for whatever reason (I'm no techie!). I tried three times and had the same problem each time, so I want to warn others of this possibility should you give the IMDb presentation a try.

So I never did see the entire film. Too bad, because what I did see was a highly sensitive look into the life of a boy seemingly rejected by his community. As a result he's sent to a rehabilitation home where counselors try to reach him in a kind way that he's not experienced. Unfortunately, that's where the narrative broke off. So I'm hoping to view the remainder on a different site, if there is one.


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