The Chalk Garden Poster

Release Date: 1964

Not Yet Rated|1 hr 46 min

Plot Summary
Because the wealthy Mrs. St. Maugham (Edith Evans) needs help raising both her garden and her granddaughter, Laurel (Hayley Mills), she hires a secretive but green-thumbed governess named Madrigal (Deborah Kerr) to care for the angst-ridden teenager. When Laurel unearths a murder conviction in Madrigal's past, the butler, Maitland (John Mills), who has developed a fondness for the new staff member, persuades the vindictive youngster not to tell what she's discovered.

Cast: Deborah Kerr, Hayley Mills, John Mills, Edith Evans, Felix Aylmer, Elizabeth Sellars, Lally Bowers, Tonie MacMillan

Director: Ronald Neame

Genres: Drama

Production Co: Universal Pictures

Keywords: 1960s, Judge, Rivalry, Transformation, Engaging, Emotional, England

Awards

Nominated Best Motion Picture - Drama
Nominated Actress in a Supporting Role
Nominated British Actress
British Academy of Film & Television Arts (1964)
Nominated British Cinematography: Colour
British Academy of Film & Television Arts (1964)
Nominated British Art Direction: Colour
British Academy of Film & Television Arts (1964)