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A Circle of Children (1977)

A teacher at a school for emotionally disturbed children takes an interest in one particular child who doesn't talk but emits a stream of gibberish.

Director:

Don Taylor

Writers:

Steve Gethers (teleplay) (as Steven Gethers), Mary Mac Cracken (novel) (as Mary MacCracken)
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Nominated for 1 Primetime Emmy. See more awards »

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Cast

Cast overview, first billed only:
Jane Alexander ... Mary MacCracken
Rachel Roberts ... Helga
David Ogden Stiers ... Dan Franklin
Nan Martin ... Doris Fleming
Matthew Labyorteaux ... Brian O'Connell
Christopher West Christopher West ... Janis
Niki Dantine ... Betty
Frances Stevenson Frances Stevenson ... Ellen
Peter Brandon Peter Brandon ... Larry MacCracken
Susan Pratt ... Elizabeth
Laura Campbell Laura Campbell ... Mrs. Johnson
Judy Lewis ... Mrs. O'Connell
Ray Buktenica ... Doctor Marino
Pearl Shear Pearl Shear ... Mrs. Grady
William Tregoe William Tregoe ... Art Dealer
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Storyline

A teacher at a school for emotionally disturbed children takes an interest in one particular child who doesn't talk but emits a stream of gibberish.

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Two women collide in the world of emotionally disturbed children. Fighting to tear down the walls surrounding these special youngsters. Each in her own way.

Genres:

Drama

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Details

Country:

USA

Language:

English

Release Date:

10 March 1977 (USA) See more »

Also Known As:

Un círculo de niños See more »

Company Credits

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Technical Specs

Runtime:

Sound Mix:

Mono

Color:

Color

Aspect Ratio:

1.33 : 1
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Did You Know?

Connections

Followed by Lovey: A Circle of Children, Part II (1978) See more »

Soundtracks

A Circle of Children
Music by Steve Hines
Lyrics by Steve Gethers (as Steven Gethers)
Sung by Carmen McRae
Original Music Copyright 1976 by Twentieth Century Music Corp. and Fox Fanfare Music, Inc.
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Amazing movie
6 August 2014 | by TexaswondergirlSee all my reviews

One of the best movies about special needs children ever. As a special ed teacher, I particularly love movies like this. The acting is good for a 70s movie. It is one of the movies that I saw as a child that inspired me to teach special needs children. It is based on the book, a Circle of Children. Mary McCracken begins as a volunteer in a harsh teachers special ed classroom. At first all she seems to do is cause problems with the children. However over time she becomes very attached to the children and begins to make a real Difference in their lives. One of the best parts is when she discovers the way a young boy (Albert from Little House on the Prairie ) is trying to communicate.


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