CAROLE LOMBARD - My Favorite Actress

Wednesday, November 17, 2010

The Chalk Garden (1964) is a great film

A grandmother (Edith Evans) seeks a governess for her 16 year old granddaughter, Laurel (Hayley Mills) 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 named Miss Madrigal (Deborah Kerr) 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. This is an excellent drama with terrific performances by Kerr and Mills.

It's one of my favorite films from this period and features Kerr in one of her best roles. But I may be biased, since I've yet to see Ms. Kerr give a bad performance. She is a joy to watch in everything she does.

Edith Evans & Deborah Kerr in The Chalk Garden

Laurel: Thanks for the compliment. Don't expect one in return!

1 comment:

Irene Palfy said...

haha! Perfect quote!! Eager to see that film!!


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