A Child Is Waiting
Sympathetic music teacher Jean Hansen (Judy Garland) butts head with Ben Clark (Burt Lancaster), the stern administrator of a school for mentally disabled children, when she takes a particular shine to autistic student Reuben Whiddicombe (Bruce Ritchey). Jean sees something extraordinary in Reuben, whose parents rarely visit. But Dr. Clark is concerned that her favoritism will lead to problems with the other children. John Cassavetes directs.