This 1962 Movie was filmed in Philadelphia and directed by Frank Perry. The directing of the production was widely recognized as internationally acclaimed.
Two students played by Keir Dullea and Janet Margolin were enrolled in a school for the mentally disturbed. Jane’s character had to communicate via rhyming phrases while David’s character detested being touched. David was extremely intelligent often communicating with the school psychologist in PhD level vernacular.
David’s Obsessive fear of being touched made one wonder if he had been molested by his father who had a fondness for camping trips without nagging Mom being invited.
The movie ended with Jane being able to communicate without rhyming and David allowing her to touch him.