A big "little" film. Prior to this, there had been many films like THE SNAKE PIT and THE THREE FACES OF EVE, but the understated charm of DAVID AND LISA is what set the movie apart from so many other attempts at depicting the problems of the mentally ill. Dullea is a bright young man who
cannot bear to be touched by anyone. His overly protective mother and father, Patterson and McMurray, leave him at the private school with da Silva, the intelligent doctor who runs the institution which caters to children with mental problems. Margolin is a very troubled schizophrenic who talks in
rhyme and is deeply ensconced in her shell. The two meet, and the gradual falling-in-...