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A Circle of Children (1977)

A teacher at a school for emotionally disturbed children takes an interest in one particular child who doesn't talk but emits a stream of gibberish.

Director:

Don Taylor

Writers:

Steve Gethers (teleplay) (as Steven Gethers), Mary Mac Cracken (novel) (as Mary MacCracken)
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Nominated for 1 Primetime Emmy. See more awards »

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A sequel to "A Circle of Children" (1977). A teacher of "emotionally disturbed" children takes on a new student who is considered to be "untrainable" by public school authorities, ... See full summary »

Director: Jud Taylor
Stars: Jane Alexander, Ronny Cox, Kristine McKeon
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Cast

Cast overview, first billed only:
Jane Alexander ... Mary MacCracken
Rachel Roberts ... Helga
David Ogden Stiers ... Dan Franklin
Nan Martin ... Doris Fleming
Matthew Labyorteaux ... Brian O'Connell
Christopher West Christopher West ... Janis
Niki Dantine ... Betty
Frances Stevenson Frances Stevenson ... Ellen
Peter Brandon Peter Brandon ... Larry MacCracken
Susan Pratt ... Elizabeth
Laura Campbell Laura Campbell ... Mrs. Johnson
Judy Lewis ... Mrs. O'Connell
Ray Buktenica ... Doctor Marino
Pearl Shear Pearl Shear ... Mrs. Grady
William Tregoe William Tregoe ... Art Dealer
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A teacher at a school for emotionally disturbed children takes an interest in one particular child who doesn't talk but emits a stream of gibberish.

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Two women collide in the world of emotionally disturbed children. Fighting to tear down the walls surrounding these special youngsters. Each in her own way.

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Drama

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Details

Country:

USA

Language:

English

Release Date:

10 March 1977 (USA) See more »

Also Known As:

Un círculo de niños See more »

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Sound Mix:

Mono

Color:

Color

Aspect Ratio:

1.33 : 1
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Connections

Followed by Lovey: A Circle of Children, Part II (1978) See more »

Soundtracks

A Circle of Children
Music by Steve Hines
Lyrics by Steve Gethers (as Steven Gethers)
Sung by Carmen McRae
Original Music Copyright 1976 by Twentieth Century Music Corp. and Fox Fanfare Music, Inc.
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LIFTS THE HEART MOVIE
27 November 1999 | by bjrlkSee all my reviews

This is an excellent old movie that our family enjoyed many times. All I can say is too bad it is not showing today. My son and I watched this movie every time it came on. He was about 7 or 8 yrs old at the time. The movie is the story of a little boy who talks in the form of jibberish. Thought to be retarded, a teacher takes an interest in him & the results are amazing. Can't tell more, would give away the story. See it if possible.


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