About the film
Release Date: May 01, 1954
|Production Companies||:||World Wide Pictures, Morse Films|
|Director||:||Lindsay Anderson, Guy Brenton|
|Writers||:||Lindsay Anderson, Guy Brenton|
Won the Academy Award for the Best Documentary Short of 1954. The subject deals with the children at The Royal School for the Deaf in Margate, Kent. The hearing-handicapped children are shown painstakingly learning what words are through exercises and games, practicing lip-reading and finally speech. Richard Burton's calm and sometimes-poetic narration adds to the heartwarming cheerfulness and courage of the children.