Thursday's Children

Thursday's Children
Directed by Lindsay Anderson
Guy Brenton
Written by Lindsay Anderson
Guy Brenton
Narrated by Richard Burton
Cinematography Walter Lassally
Release dates
  • 1954 (1954)
Running time
21 minutes
Country United Kingdom
Language English

Thursday's Children is a 1954 British short documentary film directed by Lindsay Anderson about The Royal School for the Deaf in Margate, Kent, UK. The film is nearly silent, apart from music and narration. It focuses on the faces and gestures of the little boys and girls. As a residential school teaching lip reading, rather than a sign language, it features methods and goals not now used, and notes that only one child in three will achieve true speech. It won an Academy Award in 1955 for Documentary Short Subject.[1] The Academy Film Archive preserved Thursday's Children in 2005.[2]


See also


  1. "New York Times: Thursday's Children". NY Times. Retrieved 2008-05-26.
  2. "Preserved Projects". Academy Film Archive.
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