The Story of Esther Costello Poster

Release Date: 1957

Not Yet Rated|1 hr 43 min

Plot Summary
A terrible accident leaves Esther Costello (Heather Sears) blind, deaf, mute and without a mother. Living in squalor with her aunt in Ireland, Esther is rescued by a kind American, Margaret Landi (Joan Crawford). Margaret brings the girl back with her to Boston. There, Esther learns how to use sign language and blossoms into a lovely young woman. But her life darkens when Margaret's scheming husband, Carlo (Rossano Brazzi), comes back into the picture.

Cast: Joan Crawford, Rossano Brazzi, Heather Sears, Lee Patterson, Fay Compton, Bessie Love, Ron Randell

Director: David Miller

Genres: Drama

Production Co: Romulus Films Ltd.

Keywords: 1950s, Rescue, Sacrifice, Melodramatic, Husband, Intense, Emotional


Nominated British Screenplay
British Academy of Film & Television Arts (1957)
Nominated Best Performance By an Actress in a Supporting Role in a Motion Picture
Nominated British Actress
British Academy of Film & Television Arts (1957)