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The Story of Esther Costello

1957-11-06 | Drama
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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 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
Director: David Miller
Stars: Joan Crawford, Rossano Brazzi

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The director of The Story of Esther Costello is David Miller.
The Story of Esther Costello won 1958 BAFTA Awards.
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 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.
On January 21, 2022, the IMDB rating of The Story of Esther Costello is 6.1/10, Rotten Tomato rating is 0/100, Metacritic rating is 0/100, TMDB rating is 6.0/10.
The casts of The Story of Esther Costello are Joan Crawford starring as Margaret Landi, Rossano Brazzi starring as Carlo Landi, Heather Sears starring as Esther Costello, Lee Patterson starring as Harry Grant, Ron Randell starring as Frank Wenzel, Fay Compton starring as Mother Superior.
On January 21, 2022, there were 4043 public reaction to The Story of Esther Costello including altruistic, unintentionally amusing, melodramatic, unintentionally funny, histrionic acting.
The release date of The Story of Esther Costello is November 06, 1957.
The runtime of The Story of Esther Costello is 103 minutes.
The genre of The Story of Esther Costello is Drama.