'The Hear Is a Lonely Hunter', 1968 - Starring Alan Arkin, Sondra Locke, Chuck McCann & Cecily Tyson. Adapted from a novel by Carson McCullers, this is a poignant story revolving around a deaf-mute, John Singer (Alan Arkin) & Mick Kelly (Sondra Locke), who lives in the home where Singer rents a room. They become friends, despite the obstacles of Singers physical disabilities. He communicates through music & other clever means. But tries to help those around him with interesting results.