A Child is Waiting

Saw the other night A Child is Waiting, which pairs Burt Lancaster with Judy Garland (?), in a film about special children directed by John Cassavettes (?!). Stanley Kramer produced, and he took away the movie from Cassavettes to produce his own final cut.

Kramer probably put in his own scoring too--the music cuing is standard Hollywood message movie sudsmaking. Aside from the understated performances (from Garland, from Lancaster), and the use of real Down Syndrome and autistic children and a few intriguing handheld shots, you'd hardly know it was Cassavettes.

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