138 W. 48th St., New York, NY
16, 1962 - March 24, 1962
Bonnie Bedelia: Cathy
Norma Crane: Ruth
Produced by Lester Osterman, Jr.
Directed by Jules Dassin
Written by Robert L. Joseph
"And how Patty Duke plays
the wounded child! Patty has graduated from the role of the mute
little Helen Keller in 'The Miracle Worker' to a Deirdre whose sorrow
quickens a natural, overflowing articulateness. It would be an
impertinence to call this a virtuoso performance; Patty has transformed
herself into Deirdre...Patty encompasses a subtle range of emotions and
delivers lines that would faze and adult...'Isle of Children'...has
given Patty Duke a role she always will remember."
--Howard Tubman, New York Times 3/17/62
"Miss Duke is not an
accomplished child actress, she is an accomplished actress who happens
to be a child at the moment."
--Walter Kerr, New York Herald Tribune 3/17/62