A Child Is Waiting (1963)
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as Jean Hansen
as Dr. Matthew Clark
as Sophie Widdicombe / Benham
as Ted Widdicombe
as Reuben Widdicombe
as Douglas Benham
as Miss Fogarty
as Miss Brown
as Mrs. McDonald
as Dr. Lombardi
as Dr. Sack
as Dr. Sack
Critic Reviews for A Child Is Waiting
Burt Lancaster delivers a firm, sincere, persuasive and unaffected performance.
One should learn a great deal from this picture -- all of which should be helpful and give hope.
John Cassavetes takes a shot at straight commercial filmmaking (1963), and the results are a little wide of the mark.
Abby Mann's screenplay avoids both sensationalism and bathos while showing how these unfortunates can be helped and encouraged.
A Child is Waiting takes the tough line that love, however devoted, isn't enough, may indeed be harmful if it's not allied with respect for the handicapped child as a person, a person with duties and responsibilities to others and a person's social place.
Audience Reviews for A Child Is Waiting
well intentioned and earnest, but keeps you at a distance
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