The Story of Esther Costello
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The Story of Esther Costello

103 min
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David Miller
Nominated for Golden Globe. Another 1 win & 2 nominations
Country: UK
Release Date: 1957-11-06
Filming Locations: London Film Studios, Denham Studio, Denham, Buckinghamshire, England, UK
Joan Crawford
Margaret Landi
Rossano Brazzi
Carlo Landi
Lee Patterson
Harry Grant
Ron Randell
Frank Wenzel
Fay Compton
Mother Superior
John Loder
Paul Marchant
Denis O'Dea
Father Devlin
Sidney James
Bessie Love
Matron in Art Gallery
Robert Ayres
Mr. Wilson
Maureen Delaney
Jennie Costello
Harry Hutchinson
Irish publican
Tony Quinn
Irish pub customer
Janina Faye
Esther Costello, as a child
Estelle Brody
June Clyde
Mrs. Forbes
Sally Smith
Susan North
Diana Day
Christine Brown
Megs Jenkins
Nurse Evans
Andrew Cruickshank
Dr. Stein
Victor Rietti
Signor Gatti
Sheila Manahan
Esther's mother
Christopher Toyne
Little Jimmy
Heather Bennett
Judy Bloom
Janet Bradbury
Anne Cooke
Sylvia Davies
Gilda Emmanuelli
Derek Freeman
Jennifer Goddard
Long Dark-Haired Girl (uncredited)
Peter Godsell
Mandy Harper
Yvette Hosler
Liz Lanchbury
Michael Lewin
Edward Lexy
Natalie Lynn
Mrs. Perry (uncredited)
Tucker McGuire
Miss Moore (uncredited)
Cheryl Molineaux
Susan Raie
Girl (uncredited)
Anthony Sadler
Michael Scoble
Delene Scott
Ewen Solon
Christine Brown's father (uncredited)
John Symonds
Gareth Tandy
Jacquie Wallis
Lynn Williams
Pearl Winkworth
Did you know?
Joan Crawford, then on the Pepsi-Cola board of directors, demanded that product placement shots be included in all her films of this era. Look for it here prominently displayed in signs in an airport lobby.
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Bonita Granville desperately wanted the part of Esther, but the studio was looking for an unknown, so the part went to Sears.
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When the cottage explodes in the beginning of the movie, the right wall falls revealing the plywood set construction underneath. The stone walls are just paper covering over wood.
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Photos from cast
Heather Sears