A Child Is Waiting


Genre: Drama

About: The moving picture A Child Is Waiting was first seen in the cinemas in 1963. Categorized as drama. will take you a total of minutes of watch time. 123Movies provied links and subtitles where you can watch it in HD for free.

Plot: Psychologist Dr. Matthew Clark is the head of the Crawthorne State Training Institute, one of the first boarding schools for developmentally-challenged children. Dr. Clark is sympathetic but demanding of his teachers and students. His approach of tough love is controversial. He takes a chance at hiring former aspiring concert pianist Jean Hansen as the school's music teacher, Miss Hansen, who has no background in nursing, teaching, or dealing with the developmentally challenged. She herself is trying to find her own place in life. She immediately bonds with autistic student Reuben Widdicombe, whom she sees as needing special attention; his parents haven't visited him in the two years he has been there, and divorced because of the pressures their relationship faced in dealing with him. Dr. Clark sees Reuben as the most difficult child to deal with: he understands just enough to realize that he is different and is often rejected. Miss Hansen and Dr. Clark disagree on the best way to get through to him. Although Dr. Clark admits that his methods have not worked with Reuben, he also does not believe that Miss Hansen's approach of undivided attention is the answer. Through getting to know the Widdicombes' reasons for not visiting, and seeing for herself the life of the disabled adult, Miss Hansen comes to an understanding of how she can best help her students, including Reuben. Read More