A woman leaves her husband after the death of her child to teach deaf children how to speak. Her own child was deaf and although she has no formal training she successfully teaches one boy.

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Amy Medford
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Dr. Ben Corcoran
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Helen Gibbs
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Elliot Medford
Lou Fant ...
Lyle Ferguson
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Hazel Johnson
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Malvina
Lance LeGault ...
Edgar Wanbuck
Lucille Benson ...
Rose Metcalf
Jonathan Daly ...
Clyde Pruett
Lonny Chapman ...
Virgil Goodloe
Brian Frishman ...
Mervin Grimes
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Molly Tribble
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Caroline Chapman
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Mrs. Lindey
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In the early 20th century, a woman named Amy Medford runs away from her unsatisfying marriage to a rich man and the memories of their dead son to work as a speech teacher at a rural school for deaf and blind children. While the school's Matron, Malvina Dodd, questions her approach, eventually Amy breaks through to several of the children, especially Henry Watkins, a deaf boy who . Meanwhile, as her husband Elliot looks for her, another man, Dr. Ben Cochran, bonds with the children and seeks Amy's affections. Written by Attmay

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She taught them to speak. They taught her to love.

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Family | Drama

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G | See all certifications »
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20 March 1981 (USA)  »

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Amy on the Lips  »

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1.75 : 1
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The film was originally made-for-TV, produced for the Disney anthology series; it was released to theaters instead. See more »

Soundtracks

So Many Ways
Music by Robert F. Brunner
Lyrics by Bruce Belland
Performed by Julie Budd
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21 October 2002 | by (Northern VA) – See all my reviews

This film is a great story about love and healing. While the main character, Amy, is suffering a lot of emotional anguish due to the loss of her own child who was deaf, she begins to heal when she takes a job at a school for the deaf and has a positive influence on them, one especially, Henry Watkins. He helps Amy feel needed as a teacher. She learns to cope with the loss of her own son and develops special teacher-student friendships with all of the students at this school for the deaf and blind in Boston.

One of the lighter moments includes a football game against a hearing school.

Ok, I LOVE this movie! It's one of my all-time favorites. Henry Watkins was my favorite character, because he really expresses his emotions both through his sign and his voice. I wish this was on DVD.


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