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The Nanny (1965)

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Bette Davis stars as an English nanny whose sense of reality is clouded due to some deep dark secret in her past.

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William Dix ...
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Bobbie Medman
Jack Watling ...
Dr. Medman
Maurice Denham ...
Dr. Beamaster
Alfred Burke ...
Dr. Wills
Harry Fowler ...
Milkman
Angharad Aubrey ...
Susy Fane
Nora Gordon ...
Mrs. Griggs
Sandra Power ...
Sarah
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Storyline

Bette Davis is an English nanny whose charge is 10-year-old Joey, just released from a home for disturbed children where he'd spent two years undergoing treatment for drowning his little sister in the bath. Shortly after his arrival home, suspicion arouses again when his mother is poisoned. But Joey continues to insist Nanny is responsible, just as she was with the death of his little sister, with only a neighboring friend believing the young boy. Written by alfiehitchie

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She had been in the family for years. Then, two died mysteriously and two lived in terror! See more »

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Unrated | See all certifications »

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Release Date:

27 October 1965 (USA)  »

Also Known As:

A merced del odio  »

Box Office

Budget:

$1,300,000 (estimated)
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(RCA Sound Recording)

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1.85 : 1
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Trivia

Alfred Burke replaced Harold Lang. See more »

Goofs

The nanny is shown carrying a box carelessly, even tipping it at a steep angle occasionally. When she arrives at her destination, she opens it to reveal a perfectly presented iced cake. See more »

Quotes

Joey Fane: I'm *not* staying with her.
Dr. Medman, Fane's Upstairs Neighbor: Now see here, Joey.
Joey Fane: I won't! I won't stay here with her, and if you try to make me stay here with her, alone, I'll run away.
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Connections

Referenced in Hollywood Mouth (2008) See more »

Soundtracks

Focus on Fame
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Music by Sam Fonteyn
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User Reviews

 
Creepy and disturbing
1 November 2001 | by (Chantilly, VA) – See all my reviews

There was something about Bette Davis that made everything she did great viewing. Whether she was evil Bette, headstrong Bette or misguided Bette, she dominated all her films. In this film she is strange Bette, a queer housekeeper that could just be off her rocker. The film rachets up the tension from the very beginning. No setup at the beginning to explain anything, any questions the viewer might have will be answered in due time. The one problem, as with all films dealing with troublesome kids is that William Dix's Joey is so rotten in the beginning that one wants someone to knock him off, also he displays an unusual amount of intelligence for a 10 year old boy. But watch this for Davis as you wonder, did she or didn't she.


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