Mandy (1952)

Genres - Drama  |   Release Date - Jul 29, 1952 (USA - Unknown)  |   Run Time - 93 min.  |   Countries - UK  |  
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Released in Britain as Crash of Silence, Mandy is a straightforward story about a handicapped child's efforts to adapt to a normal world. Born deaf, Mandy is mute for most of her childhood. Her desperate parents enroll her in special education classes. It's a slow, uphill climb, but by film's end Mandy is talking and playing happily with non-impaired children. A well-intentioned effort, Mandy unfortunately falls prey to corniness, save for the thoroughly convincing performance by child actress Mandy Miller (who was not deaf).

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child, deafness, dilemma, family, handicap, home, life, mother, school, struggle