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The Nanny (1965)

Unrated | | Thriller | 7 November 1965 (UK)
There's just something not quite right when Bette Davis stars as an English nanny. And is her 10-year-old charge an emotionally disturbed murderer or just an insolent brat?

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Storyline

Bette Davis is an English nanny whose charge is a rude 10-year-old Joey, just discharged from a disturbed children's home where he'd spent two years undergoing treatment for drowning his little sister in the bath. He returns to an unloving father, fragile mother, and doting nanny -- whom he hates. Suspicion arises again when his mother is poisoned, and Joey continues to insist Nanny is responsible. Joey contends the nanny was responsible for his little sister's death, and only the upstairs neighbour girl believes him. 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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7 November 1965 (UK)  »

Also Known As:

A merced del odio  »

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

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1.85 : 1
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Trivia

Bette Davis forced co-star Jill Bennett to walk behind her at the dog track one night because she thought she was underdressed. See more »

Goofs

In the opening titles, Bette Davis is returning from errands, feeding birds in the park, buying flowers from a street vendor. She carries a square box tied with string that is upturned while buying flowers. Upon returning home to the Vane household, the box is opened to reveal a decorated cake for Joey and amazingly the cake looks perfect despite it's perilous journey home. See more »

Quotes

Joey Fane: Can I sleep with you tonight?
Aunt Pen: You most certainly can not.
Joey Fane: What happens if you die in the night? You told Mommy you could drop down dead at any time.
Aunt Pen: Only if I excite or exert myself, and I don't plan to do either.
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Featured in Hammer: The Studio That Dripped Blood! (1987) See more »

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Focus on Fame
(uncredited)
Music by Sam Fonteyn
Brull Music Ltd
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How a thriller should be made.
27 June 1999 | by See all my reviews

This is a movie that can really scare you without using any special effects or fancy techniques, but just good plot development and outstanding acting from the entire cast.

Highly recommended.


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