MOVIEmeter
SEE RANK
Up 8,733 this week

Crash of Silence (1952)
"Mandy" (original title)

 -  Drama  -  March 1953 (USA)
7.4
Your rating:
    1 2 3 4 5 6 7 8 9 10 -/10 X  
Ratings: 7.4/10 from 365 users  
Reviews: 8 user | 3 critic

Mandy Garland was born deaf and has been mute for all of her life. Her parents believe she is able to speak if she can only be taught and enroll her with a special teacher.

Writers:

(novel), (screenplay), 1 more credit »
0Check in
0Share...

User Lists

Related lists from IMDb users

a list of 26 titles
created 22 Apr 2011
 
a list of 39 titles
created 06 Jun 2011
 
a list of 1166 titles
created 13 Aug 2011
 
a list of 22 titles
created 18 Feb 2012
 
a list of 2560 titles
created 21 Oct 2012
 

Connect with IMDb


Share this Rating

Title: Crash of Silence (1952)

Crash of Silence (1952) on IMDb 7.4/10

Want to share IMDb's rating on your own site? Use the HTML below.

Take The Quiz!

Test your knowledge of Crash of Silence.
Nominated for 6 BAFTA Film Awards. Another 1 win & 1 nomination. See more awards »
Edit

Cast

Cast overview, first billed only:
Phyllis Calvert ...
Christine Garland
...
Dick Searle
Terence Morgan ...
Harry Garland
Godfrey Tearle ...
Mr. Garland
Mandy Miller ...
Mandy Garland
Marjorie Fielding ...
Mrs. Garland
Nancy Price ...
Jane Ellis
Edward Chapman ...
Ackland
Patricia Plunkett ...
Miss Crocker
Eleanor Summerfield ...
Lily Tabor
Colin Gordon ...
Woollard - Junior
Dorothy Alison ...
Miss Stockton
Julian Amyes ...
Jimmy Tabor
Gabrielle Brune ...
The Secretary
John Cazabon ...
Davey
Edit

Storyline

Mandy was born deaf and has been mute for all of her life. Her parents believe she is able to speak if she can only be taught and so enrol her with a special teacher. Written by Steve Crook <steve@brainstorm.co.uk>

Plot Summary | Add Synopsis

Genres:

Drama

Certificate:

Approved | See all certifications »
Edit

Details

Country:

Language:

Release Date:

March 1953 (USA)  »

Also Known As:

Crash of Silence  »

Company Credits

Production Co:

 »
Show detailed on  »

Technical Specs

Runtime:

Sound Mix:

(RCA Sound System)

Aspect Ratio:

1.37 : 1
See  »
Edit

Did You Know?

Trivia

A little note within the opening credits reads as such: "All concerned with the shooting of this film in Manchester wish to express their gratitude to the Governors and Staff of the Royal Residential Schools for the Deaf, and admiration for their work." See more »

Goofs

When Harry Garland, Mandy's father, precipitously leaves the flat where Mandy and Christine are staying, he departs empty handed. In the next scene, coming out of the taxi, he has the bag he had brought into the flat. See more »

Quotes

Harry Garland: [after Mandy comes in from outside, crying] What happened, did the dog bite her or something?
Christine Garland: [concerned] I don't know. Something frightened her. She couldn't tell me what. Harry, I can't go on like this. It was all right when she was a baby, but now, you never know, I don't know whether she's being naughty and playing me up or whether there's something really the matter.
[sternly]
Christine Garland: There's just no contact.
[desperately]
Christine Garland: There must be something we can do?
See more »

Soundtracks

Just Waitin'
(uncredited)
Written by Una Bart
See more »

Frequently Asked Questions

This FAQ is empty. Add the first question.

User Reviews

 
Coming to terms with a deaf child
2 March 2009 | by (Canada) – See all my reviews

This story is an excellent film from one of Britain's most talented directors - Alexander Mackendrick. When a family has to deal with the reality of a deaf child, it throws their lives into turmoil as they face their own misconceptions and try to work out what is best for the child. This movie documents the changes that could have occurred to any family in similar circumstances. The parents are not perfect but do their best to work things out and this is part of the reason I liked the movie. It is honest and the parents try to do what is right, albeit a big adjustment. The deaf child is Mandy, a bright and happy little girl who the parents realize hasn't started to speak a number of months on. This leads them to take her to a doctor who diagnoses the condition as congenital deafness. According to the doctor, nothing can be done. The parents, played by Phyllis Calvert and Terence Morgan, are shocked and are afraid for her future. They immediately take her to the grandparents' home where she can be kept alone and given private tutoring. Subsequently, they meet a specialist who suggests that the girl be placed in a school where she can learn more effectively under the guidance of a proper teacher in the company of other children. There is a rift between the parents who have different views about sending her away. There are other differences they encounter along the way. The father also suspects that an affair is going on between the specialist (Jack Hawkins) and the mother, Phyllis Calvert. The acting is superb all-round and the child, played by Mandy Miller, shows the strain that she too must face from her parents' disagreements and her own problems interacting with others. The movie is heart-wrenching but also offers hope. I thought this was an excellent film that treats the subject in a thoughtful and intelligent way.


7 of 7 people found this review helpful.  Was this review helpful to you?

Message Boards

Recent Posts
Never released on DVD serverspace
Discuss Crash of Silence (1952) on the IMDb message boards »

Contribute to This Page

Create a character page for:
?