The Children's Hour is a 1961 gay themed film about an alleged lesbian affair between two female teachers. Martha Dobie and Karen Wright own and run a girls only boarding school named Wright and Dobie School for Girls. They have been best friends since college. They are working hard to grow the school and make it more profitable. One day Karen punishes a troublesome girl named Mary. She comes from an influential family which she uses to spread a rumor that Karen and Martha are in an intimate relationship which she saw. Mary gets another girl to collaborate her story and soon even the media gets wind of it. Parents pull their daughters from the school for fear of bad influence. Martha later realizes that she really did love Karen. Karen rebuffs the suggestion. Martha later commits suicide.