Quiet One DVD
This pioneering documentary uses non-professional actors in staged scenes to explore the psychology of poverty. Gary Merrill, the star of 1950's "All About Eve," narrates this tale of a troubled black boy being treated at the Wiltwyck School for Boys at Esopus, New York. Writer James Agee contributed the naturalistic dialogue as the school's counselor tries to get to the root of the youth's problems. Oscar nominations for Best Writing, Story and Screenplay and Best Documentary Feature.