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Thursday's Children (1954)

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Won the Academy Award for the Best Documentary Short of 1954. The subject deals with the children at The Royal School for the Deaf in Margate, Kent. The hearing-handicapped children are ... See full summary »

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Won the Academy Award for the Best Documentary Short of 1954. The subject deals with the children at The Royal School for the Deaf in Margate, Kent. The hearing-handicapped children are shown painstakingly learning what words are through exercises and games, practicing lip-reading and finally speech. Richard Burton's calm and sometimes-poetic narration adds to the heartwarming cheerfulness and courage of the children. Written by Les Adams <longhorn1939@suddenlink.net>

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18 April 1955 (USA)  »

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The subject deals with the children at The Royal School for the Deaf in Margate, Kent. The hearing-handicapped children are shown painstakingly learning what words are through exercises and games, practicing lip-reading and finally speech. Richard Burton's calm and sometimes-poetic narration adds to the heartwarming cheerfulness and courage of the children.

Pretty much as it sounds, this was how deaf children were taught in Britain in the 1950s. I do appreciate that the film starts with a disclaimer that children are no longer taught this way. I was thinking they were warning me of some bad treatment I was going to see, but there was nothing offensive in the documentary at all.


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