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The Innocents (1961)

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DVD Release Date
 R1: Sep 6, 2005

Running Time
1 hour, 40 minutes

Country UK

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Genre: Thriller, Horror, Supernatural, Ghosts, Demonic Possession, Haunted House

Tagline: Apparitions? Evils? Corruptions?

Plot: Based on Henry James's TURN OF THE SCREW, THE INNOCENTS is a chilling psychological horror film about a woman, Miss Giddens (Kerr), who takes a position as governess for two orphans in a stately Victorian home. Alone with the children and only a few servants, Miss Giddens soon begins to see what she believes to be ghosts and begins to suspect that the children's increasingly bizarre behavior may be the result of some supernatural power. When she learns the fate of the house's previous governess and valet, Miss Giddens takes it upon herself to rescue the children from the supernatural being that seems to have them in its grips, all the while questioning her own sanity. Ms. Kerr's nuanced performance, possibly the best of her career, and Mr. Francis's atmospheric cinematography help make this a true horror classic.

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 Directed by
Jack Clayton
The Great Gatsby, Something Wicked This Way Comes, Room at the Top
 Written by
Henry James
The Wings of the Dove, The Portrait of a Lady, The Golden Bowl
 Cast
Deborah Kerr
From Here to Eternity, The King and I, Casino Royale
Peter Wyngarde
Flash Gordon, Alexander the Great, Night of the Eagle
Pamela Franklin
The Prime of Miss Jean Brodie, The Legend of Hell House, The Nanny
Megs Jenkins
Oliver!, Indiscreet, Ivanhoe
Michael Redgrave
The Lady Vanishes, Secret Agent, The Hill
Martin Stephens
Village of the Damned, The Witches
Clytie Jessop
Torture Garden, Nightmare
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 Music By
Georges Auric
Roman Holiday, The Wages of Fear, Beauty and the Beast



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