A Child Is Waiting 58 years old

Burt Lancaster & Judy Garland take an untouched theme - and make it touching and unforgettable!

A Child Is Waiting

Dr. Matthew Clark is the head of a state institution for intellectually disabled children. Jean Hansen, a former music teacher anxious to give her life some meaning, joins the staff of the hospital. Jean, who tries to shelter the children with her love, suspiciously regards Clark's stern training methods. She becomes emotionally involved with 12-year-old Reuben Widdicombe, who has been abandoned by his divorced parents.

Credits

Burt Lancaster
Burt Lancaster

Dr. Matthew Clark

Judy Garland
Judy Garland

Jean Hansen

Gena Rowlands
Gena Rowlands

Sophie Widdicombe Benham

Steven Hill
Steven Hill

Ted Widdicombe

John Marley
John Marley

Holland

Barbara Pepper
Barbara Pepper

Miss Brown

All Cast

Name Character
John Marley He was 55, 76 years old when he died as Holland
Gena Rowlands She was 32, now 91 years old as Sophie Widdicombe Benham
Lawrence Tierney He was 43, 82 years old when he died as Douglas Benham
Judy Garland She was 40, 47 years old when she died as Jean Hansen
Burt Lancaster He was 49, 80 years old when he died as Dr. Matthew Clark
Mario Gallo He was 84, 106 years old when he died as Dr. Ernie Lombardi
Steven Hill He was 40, 94 years old when he died as Ted Widdicombe
Juanita Moore She was 48, 99 years old when she died as Mrs. Phillips
Bill Mumy He was 9, now 67 years old as Child
Barbara Pepper She was 47, 54 years old when she died as Miss Brown
Bruce Ritchey as Reuben Widdicombe

Crew

Name Department
Rudolph Sternad as Production Design. He was 56 (56) years old when He died Art
Joseph LaShelle as Director of Photography. He was 62 (89) years old when He died Camera
Gene Fowler, Jr. as Editor. He was 45 (80) years old when He died Editing
Lynn Stalmaster as Casting. He was 35 (now 94) years old Production
John Cassavetes as Director. He was 33 (59) years old when He died Directing
Abby Mann as Writer. He was 35 (80) years old when He died Writing
Ernest Gold as Music. He was 41 (77) years old when He died Sound
Robert C. Jones as Editor. He was 25 (now 84) years old Editing
A Child Is Waiting poster
A Child Is Waiting (58 years)

Burt Lancaster & Judy Garland take an untouched theme - and make it touching and unforgettable!

  • Release day: Wednesday, February 13, 1963
  • Runtime: 102 minutes