Special needs teacher Jean Hansen (Judy Garland) determinedly brought her hands-on methods to her new assignment at a school for the mentally challenged. When her affinity for one student (Bruce Ritchey) threatens to compromise the classroom, however, a showdown looms with wisely detached institutional head Matthew Clark (Burt Lancaster). John Cassavetes' moving and memorable social study co-stars Gena Rowlands, Steven Hill, Lawrence Tierney. 102 min. Widescreen; Soundtrack: English Dolby Digital mono; audio commentary; theatrical trailers.