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The Beguiled (1971)

 -  Drama | Romance | War  -  28 May 1971 (Finland)
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While imprisoned in a Confederate girls boarding school, a Union soldier cons his way into each of the lonely women's hearts.

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Cast

Cast overview, first billed only:
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Martha
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Edwina
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Carol
Darleen Carr ...
Doris
Mae Mercer ...
Hallie
Pamelyn Ferdin ...
Amy
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Abigail (as Melody Thomas)
Peggy Drier ...
Lizzie
Patricia Mattick ...
Janie (as Pattye Mattick)
Charlie Briggs ...
1st Confederate Captain (as Charles Briggs)
George Dunn ...
Sam Jefferson
Charles Martin ...
2nd Confederate Captain
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Scrogins
Patrick Culliton ...
Miles Farnswoth
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Storyline

During the civil war, injured Yankee soldier, John McBurney is rescued on the verge of death by a teenage girl from a southern boarding school. She manages to get him back to the school, and at first the all-female staff and pupils are scared. As he starts to recover, one by one he charms them and the atmosphere becomes filled with jealousy and deceit. Written by Col Needham <col@imdb.com>

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His love... or his life... See more »

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Drama | Romance | War | Western

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Release Date:

28 May 1971 (Finland)  »

Also Known As:

Betrogen  »

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(Westrex Recording System)

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(Technicolor)

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1.85 : 1
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Trivia

Other titles contemplated by Universal Pictures were "Pussy-footing Down at the Old Plantation" and "On One I Walked". See more »

Goofs

Edwina sings a couple of lines from the gospel song "In the Garden," which wasn't written until 1912, more than 50 years after the time of the story. See more »

Quotes

Martha Farnsworth: If the pain gets too great, I'll ask Hallie to bring you some (wine).
Cpl. John McBurney: Well, this does seem like a good occasion, and I would love some wine.
Martha Farnsworth: It was offered for your pain, not for your pleasure!
Cpl. John McBurney: To be sure, ma'am. It's just that sometimes the two go together.
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Referenced in Reflections of Evil (2002) See more »

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Dove She is a Pretty Bird
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Traditional
Performed by Clint Eastwood
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One of Eastwood's very few "horror" flicks....
16 November 2001 | by See all my reviews

.....and it's a good one, too. In fact, this may be one of the best studies of sexual repression ever made. It's extremely well-acted and has some downright chilling moments. An often overlooked film in Clint Eastwood's filmography, and atypical of him, to be sure, but if you're willing to accept him in such an ambiguous role, it's certainly very gripping. (***)


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