Marian Rose White is placed in a State Home for the feeble-minded by her uncaring mother when her father dies. She is a young teenager and there is nothing wrong with her except for some ... See full summary »

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Marian Rose White
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Dr. Ashcroft
Ruth Silveira ...
Nurse Hartman
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Eddy White
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Stella White
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Brenda Moore
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Randy
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Marie Bianca
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Dr. Smith
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Judge Byrns
Gigi Vorgan ...
Irene
Robert Symonds ...
Dr. Arnold
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Marian Rose White is placed in a State Home for the feeble-minded by her uncaring mother when her father dies. She is a young teenager and there is nothing wrong with her except for some clumsiness, mostly caused by poor vision. State law (in 1934) requires sterilization of all inmates. Sympathetic nurse, Bonnie McNeil, befriends Marian and protests her treatment. Written by Herman Seifer <alagain@aol.com>

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19 January 1982 (USA)  »

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I liked it as a kid
12 November 2007 | by (Los Angeles) – See all my reviews

I was around 10 when this came out. I remember the subject matter really moved me (at least enough to remember the film 25 years later.) I would love to see it as an adult. I can't critique it fairly, but I would recommend it. Years ago, I tracked down Nancy Cartwright and sent her an email about this. She was very kind and we wrote back and forth several times. Although the details are sketchy, I remember she'd said that something good had come from this film. Something like they stopped doing a certain horrible procedure on the patients housed in state mental institutions. Lobotomies or something, I can't remember for sure. But it's cool to know that the film made a difference in something important, even if I can't remember exactly what it is.


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