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

Approved  |   |  Drama  |  March 1953 (USA)
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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.


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Cast overview, first billed only:
Phyllis Calvert ...
Terence Morgan ...
Godfrey Tearle ...
Mr. Garland
Mandy Miller ...
Marjorie Fielding ...
Mrs. Garland
Nancy Price ...
Jane Ellis
Edward Chapman ...
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 ...


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 <>

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Release Date:

March 1953 (USA)  »

Also Known As:

Crash of Silence  »

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Sound Mix:

(RCA Sound System)

Aspect Ratio:

1.37 : 1
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Did You Know?


Mandy Miller was not hearing impaired, though many thought that she was, such was the believability of her performance. See more »


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 »


Woman in park.: [after Mandy attacks boy for teasing her]
Woman in park.: Look at the child. She's insane. She's not fit to be with other children.
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Still memorable, after all these years!
3 July 2003 | by (Luton, England) – See all my reviews

I have not seen this movie since I was a child, I am now 40 years old, but it still comes back to me. I loved this movie. I may have seen it twice as I remember it so well. I think it impressed upon me the ability children have to shine through adversity, and the need to believe that they really can make it, if given the right encouragement, in the right way, at the time that is right for them! I think it was a well acted and well thought out story line, with a heart rending performance by Mandy Miller. I would dearly love to see this movie again!

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