The Chalk Garden
First screened in February 2006 / Most recently screened in June 2014
Director: Ronald Neame. Cast: Deborah Kerr, Hayley Mills, John Mills, Edith Evans, Felix Aylmer, Elizabeth Sellars, Lally Bowers, Tonie MacMillan, Toke Townley. Screenplay: John Michael Hayes (based on the novel by Enid Bagnold).

Twitter Capsule: Wild Hayley Mills learns her governess may be a murderess. So much duller and, well, chalkier than that sounds.

VOR:   Unexpected, nominally dark addendum to Kerr's career of playing governesses across a spectrum of the genteel and the evil. A footnote in even that context, and certainly in all others.

Photo © 1964 Universal Pictures

Not yet reviewed in full. Grade: C–

Academy Award Nominations:
Best Supporting Actress: Edith Evans

Golden Globe Nominations:
Best Picture (Drama)

Other Awards:
National Board of Review: Best Supporting Actress (Evans)

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