The Innocents Movie Review 1961

Information and Film Reviews for The Innocents the Movie

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Incredibly creepy version of Henry James' "The Turn of the Screw." Minister's daughter, Miss Giddens (Kerr), is hired by Redgrave (known only as "The Uncle") as governess to young Flora (Franklin) and her brother Miles (Stephens) at his country estate. Miss Giddens begins to see the specters of a man and a woman and is told her descriptions match that of former estate manager Peter Quint and the last governess, his mistress, whose influence on the children was thought to be malevolent. Indeed, Miss Giddens believes the children are possessed by evil--but is it true or a product of her own hysteria?

Distribution

Fox Home Entertainment, PO Box 900, Beverly Hills, CA 90213, Phone: (310)369-3900, Toll-free: 888-223-4FOX, Fax: (310)369-5811, URL: http://www.foxmovies.com/index1.html, Remarks: Also known as Twentieth Century Fox Home Entertainment

Available on VHS, DVD
Running time 85 minutes.
Originally from British.

Cast and Crew

Genres
Supernatural Horror, Books to Film: Henry James, Creepy Houses, Great Britain, Ghosts, Ghouls, & Goblins, Nannies & Governesses
Screenplay
Truman Capote, William Archibald, John Mortimer
Cast
Deborah Kerr, Michael Redgrave, Pamela Franklin, Martin Stephens, Peter Wyngarde, Megs Jenkins, Clytie Jessop, Isla Cameron, Eric Woodburn
Cinematography
Freddie Francis
Director
Jack Clayton
Music
Georges Auric
Producer
Jack Clayton, 20th Century-Fox

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