Rent The Chalk Garden (1964)

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1h 47min
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Synopsis:
The peculiar antics of Laurel (Hayley Mills), an emotionally troubled young girl, are the focus of 'The Chalk Garden', a stately household drama set on the cliffs of the English south-coast. Edith Evans plays a matriarchal grandmother who, in raising her granddaughter, has neglected her other love - a barren chalk garden. Mayhem ensues as Laurel's behaviour frightens away a succession of governesses until the enigmatic Miss Madrigal (Deborah Kerr) is hired - in spite of her mysterious references.
Madrigal sets about tending to the girl's reckless emotions and the pitifully failed garden, whilst Maitland (John Mills) plays the compassionate butler working overtime to maintain order in this unpredictable environment.
Actors:
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Directors:
Producers:
Ross Hunter
Writers:
John Michael Hayes, Enid Bagnold
Others:
Carmen Dillon, Arthur Ibbetson, Dame Edith Evans
Studio:
Odeon Entertainment
Genres:
British Films, Classics, Drama, Thrillers
Countries:
UK
BBFC:
Release Date:
01/09/2014
Run Time:
110 minutes
Languages:
English
Subtitles:
None
DVD Regions:
Region 2
Formats:
Pal
Aspect Ratio:
Widescreen 1.78:1 / 16:9
Colour:
Colour
Bonus:
  • Image Gallery
BBFC:
Release Date:
26/04/2021
Run Time:
107 minutes
Languages:
English LPCM Mono
Subtitles:
English Hard of Hearing
Formats:
Pal
Aspect Ratio:
Widescreen 1.85:1
Colour:
Technicolor
BLU-RAY Regions:
B
Bonus:
  • Audio commentary with film historians Lucy Bolton and Josephine Botting (2021)
  • The BEHP Interview with Ronald Neame (1991, 107 mins): archival audio recording, made as part of the British Entertainment History Project, featuring the acclaimed director in conversation with Roy Fowler
  • Fertile Ground (2021, 8 mins): assistant production accountant Maurice Landsberger remembers filming at Eastbourne
  • 8mm Location Footage (1963, 1 min): excerpts from John Mills' home movies shot at Beachy Head during production
  • Clever Conversation (2021, 22 mins): appreciation of Malcolm Arnold's score by author and musician David Huckvale
  • Loved and Envied (2021, 11 mins): Josephine Botting on the life and career of Enid Bagnold Original Theatrical Trailer
  • Image Gallery: promotional and publicity material
  • UK Premiere on Blu-ray

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