7.6/10
241
5 user 2 critic

Thursday's Children (1954)

Approved | | Documentary, Short | 18 April 1955 (USA)
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 »
Reviews

On Disc

at Amazon

Won 1 Oscar. Another 1 nomination. See more awards »
Edit

Cast

Cast overview:
...
Narrator (voice)
Edit

Storyline

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>

Plot Summary | Add Synopsis

Genres:

Documentary | Short

Certificate:

Approved | See all certifications »
Edit

Details

Country:

Language:

Release Date:

18 April 1955 (USA)  »

Also Known As:

I bambini del giovedì  »

Filming Locations:


Company Credits

Show detailed on  »

Technical Specs

Runtime:

Sound Mix:

Aspect Ratio:

1.37 : 1
See  »

Frequently Asked Questions

This FAQ is empty. Add the first question.

User Reviews

 
Interesting
20 June 2013 | by (United States) – See all my reviews

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.


1 of 1 people found this review helpful.  Was this review helpful to you?

Contribute to This Page

Create a character page for:
?