Amy Medford (Jenny Agutter) is a dutiful housewife of the early 1900s. But when her husband Elliot (Chris Robinson) objects to a wife with a career, Amy leaves her husband and comfortable lifestyle. She goes on to devote her life to teaching sight-and-hearing-impaired students at a tradition-bound special school. Amy's students take on a team of "normal" kids at a football game.
In 1982, Disney Educational Services excerpted a sequence out of the film for educational use, entitled Amy-on-the-Lips.
- Jenny Agutter as Amy Medford
- Barry Newman as Dr. Ben Corcoran
- Kathleen Nolan as Helen Gibbs
- Chris Robinson as Elliot Medford
- Lou Fant as Lyle Ferguson
- Margaret O'Brien as Hazel Johnson
- Nanette Fabray as Malvina
- Otto Rechenberg as Henry Watkins
- David Hollander as Just George
- Cory 'Bumper' Yothers as Wisley Moods
- Alban Branton as Eugene
- Ronnie Scribner as Walter Ray