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Director  Alexander Mackendrick
Music director  William Alwyn
Country  United Kingdom
7.4/10 IMDb

Genre  Drama
Duration  
Language  English
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Release date  29 July 1952 (1952-07-29) (UK)
Based on  The Day Is Ours  by Hilda Lewis
Writer  Hilda Lewis (novel), Nigel Balchin (screenplay), Jack Whittingham (screenplay)
Directors  Alexander Mackendrick, Fred F. Sears
Screenplay  Jack Whittingham, Nigel Balchin
Producers  Michael Balcon, Leslie Norman
Cast  Phyllis Calvert (Christine Garland), Jack Hawkins (Dick Searle), Terence Morgan (Harry Garland), Godfrey Tearle (Mr Garland senior), Mandy Miller (Mandy Garland), Marjorie Fielding (Mrs Garland senior)
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Mandy is a 1952 British film about a family's struggle to give their deaf daughter a better life. It was directed by Alexander Mackendrick and is based on the novel The Day Is Ours by Hilda Lewis. It stars Phyllis Calvert, Jack Hawkins and Terence Morgan, and features the first film appearance by Jane Asher. In the US the film was released as The Story of Mandy, later also distributed as Crash of Silence.

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Plot

Harry and Christine Garland have a deaf daughter, Mandy. As they realise their daughter's situation, the parents enroll Mandy in special education classes to try to get her to speak. They quarrel in the process and their marriage comes under strain. There are also hints of a possible affair between Christine and Dick Searle, the headmaster of the school for the deaf where Mandy is enrolled. Eventually, the training succeeds to the point where Mandy says her own name for the first time. Mandy's speech was achieved by using a balloon. She was able to feel the vibrations of sound onto the balloon and knew she had made a sound.

Production

The film's screenplay was written by Nigel Balchin and Jack Whittingham. The film was shot at the Ealing Studios in west London, and also at the Royal Schools for the Deaf outside Manchester.

Reception

Mandy premiered in London on 29 July 1952, and was the fifth most popular at the British box office that year. The film was nominated for six BAFTA awards at the 1953 British Academy Film Awards ceremony, but didn't win any. Alexander Mackendrick was awarded the Special Jury Prize at the 1952 Venice Film Festival for his direction, and the film was nominated for the Golden Lion at the same festival.

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Mandy (film) Wikipedia
Mandy (film) IMDb Mandy (film) themoviedb.org


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