A Child Is Waiting

A Child Is Waiting (1963)

Dr. Matthew Clark is the head of a state institution for intellectually disabled children. Jean Hansen, a former music teacher anxious to give her life some meaning, joins the staff of the hospital. Jean, who tries to shelter the children with her love, suspiciously regards Clark's stern training methods. She becomes emotionally involved with 12-year-old Reuben Widdicombe, who has been abandoned by his divorced parents.

  • Abby Mann
  • John Cassavetes
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  • Release Date: 1963-02-13
  • Language: English
  • Country: US
  • Runtime: 102

Bill Mumy


Paul Stewart


Jim Backus

Hot Dog Vendor (uncredited)

Gena Rowlands

Sophie Widdicombe Benham

Burt Lancaster

Matthew Clark

Noam Pitlik

Concerned Father (uncredited)

Elizabeth Wilson

Miss Fogarty

June Walker

Mrs. McDonald (uncredited)

Barbara Pepper

Miss Brown (uncredited)

Judy Garland

Jean Hansen

Steven Hill

Ted Widdicombe

Lawrence Tierney

Douglas Benham

Bruce Ritchey

Reuben Widdicombe

John Marley


Juanita Moore

Mrs. Phillips (uncredited)

Mario Gallo

Dr. Ernie Lombardi (uncredited)

Fred Draper

Dr. Sack (uncredited)

Brian Corcoran

Lewis (uncredited)

Butch Patrick

Boy Playing Football (uncredited)

James Rawley

Jim (uncredited)
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