This just might be the greatest movie I've ever seen, each moment, each gesture, each set & scene, each movement, each strand of light endlessly expressive, subtle & true. Its response to patriarchalism is as powerful as any I've seen in cinema. Every facet of this movie reverberates with meaning. Space here, the world, an arena of immense emotionality. Watch D.Kerr's hands, the wind, windows, the countless miracles.
Weakened yet still worthwhile adaptation of the Anderson play that exists as more of an artifact on 1950's morales/attitudes on queer identity than anything to give more credence too. Minnelli makes a strong cinematic potrayal that had to be compromised between stage and screen due to the 'codes' of the time period. Deborah Kerr quite memorable here in her potrayal of the neglected and caring headmasters' wife.