Theatrical Release Date: TBC
Home Ent. Release Date: 27 Jan 2008
London, the early 1950’s. Born deaf, Mandy is mute for most of her childhood. As she reaches school age her family itself is in danger of breaking up. Christine(Phyllis Calvert Mr. Denning Drives North), Mandy’s mother has heard of a residential school for the oral education of the deaf, where the children are taught to lip-read and, through the identification of objects, to speak, but her husband Harry (Terence Morgan) wishes to have her home-schooled. Their disagreement over the child’s education results in bitter quarrels until Christine decides to leave him, taking Mandy with her. Mandy finally enters the school, run by a dynamic and gifted teacher, Searle (Jack Hawkins, Angels One Five). A heart-rending adaptation of Hilda Lewis’s novel The Day is Ours, from acclaimed director Alexander Mackendrick (Whisky Galore!, The Man in the White Suit), Mandy is an Ealing Studios classic which received a Special Jury Prize at the 1952 Venice Film Festival.