Daily Archives: June 26, 2010

Saturday Night at the Movies: “The Children’s Hour”


A look back at the days when homosexuality was still criminal and socially stigmatized, but Hollywood was at least trying to open the closet door with mainstream films like The Children’s Hour (1961), based upon Lillian Hellman’s 1934 play.  However, it’s hard not to notice that the limited consideration here is watered down by ambiguity about the lesbian love involved.  Still, it had to start somewhere.

The rest of the movie after the jump.

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