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The Story of Esther Costello (1957)

103 min | Drama

Eighteen-year-old Esther has been deaf and blind since the accident which killed her mother. Wealthy Margaret Landi, a native of Esther's village in Ireland, is talked into helping to educate and possibly heal Esther. Margaret grows to ...See moreEighteen-year-old Esther has been deaf and blind since the accident which killed her mother. Wealthy Margaret Landi, a native of Esther's village in Ireland, is talked into helping to educate and possibly heal Esther. Margaret grows to love Esther as a daughter, but finds Esther's innocence threatened by sleazy promoters and her own sleazy ex-husband. Radiant performance by Heather Sears. Based on a book that nearly had Helen Keller's co-workers suing for libel due to perceived parallels between Carlo Landi and the husband of Annie Sullivan. Written by See less
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Nov 6, 1957 (United States)

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Joan Crawford
Margaret Landi Margaret Landi   See fewer
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Rossano Brazzi
Carlo Landi Carlo Landi   See fewer
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Heather Sears
Esther Costello Esther Costello   See fewer
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Lee Patterson
Harry Grant Harry Grant   See fewer
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Ron Randell
Frank Wenzel Frank Wenzel   See fewer
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John Loder
Paul Marchant Paul Marchant   See fewer
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Bessie Love
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Robert Ayres
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Jennie Costello Jennie Costello   See fewer
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Irish publican Irish publican   See fewer
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Tony Quinn
Irish pub customer Irish pub customer   See fewer
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Janina Faye
Esther Costello, as a child Esther Costello, as a child   See fewer
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June Clyde
Mrs. Forbes Mrs. Forbes   See fewer
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Sally Smith
Susan North Susan North   See fewer
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Diana Day
Christine Brown Christine Brown   See fewer
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Andrew Cruickshank
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Victor Rietti
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Esther's mother Esther's mother   See fewer
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Little Jimmy Little Jimmy   See fewer
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5.8 / 10 | 580 votes