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The Chalk Garden

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Original title
The Chalk Garden
Running time
106 min.
United Kingdom United Kingdom
John Michael Hayes (Play: Enid Bagnold)
Malcolm Arnold
Arthur Ibbetson
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Co-production UK-USA
Drama | Melodrama
Synopsis / Plot
A grandmother seeks a governess for her 16 year old granddaughter, Laurel, who manages to drive away each and every one so far by exposing their past, with a record of three in one week! When an applicant with a mysterious past manages to get the job, Laurel vows to expose her. Meanwhile, Laurel's married-divorced-married mother tries to get her back.
1964: Nominated for Oscar: Best Supporting Actress (Edith Evans)
1964: Golden Globes: Nominated for Best Motion Picture - Drama
1964: National Board of Review: Top 10 Best Films and Supporting Actress (Evans)
1964: BAFTA Awards: 4 Nominations including to Best British Actress (Evans & Kerr)
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