Deborah Kerr and Hayley Mills star in this 1964 drama based on the stage play by Enid Bagnold. When disobedient teenager Laurel (Mills) manages to make yet another governess leave, her grandmother and guardian Mrs St.Maugham (Edith Evans) decides enough is enough.When Miss Madrigal (Kerr) shows up on their doorstep announcing herself as Laurel's new governess the girl quickly comes to realise that she may have finally met her match.
- " Ronald Neame, who has directed the picture, and John Michael Hayes, who has written the script, present us with a cozy, compact drama that follows a comfortable, sentimental line. " – **
Bosley Crowther** (New York Times)
- " The house is full of secrets and lies which weave themselves into the complex tapestry of the narrative. " – Rob Aldam (Backseat Mafia)