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The Beguiled (1971)

R  |   |  Drama, Romance, Thriller  |  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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(as Donald Siegel)

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(screenplay) (as John B. Sherry) , (screenplay) (as Grimes Grice) , 2 more credits »
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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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One man...seven women...in a strange house! See more »

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Drama | Romance | Thriller | War

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28 May 1971 (Finland)  »

Also Known As:

El engaño  »

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(Westrex Recording System)

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(Technicolor)

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1.85 : 1
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When McB is playing cards the deck has both the pictures (hearts, spades, etc) and the number in the corner. They didn't put #s on cards until 1864 and it was extremely rare to see a deck with them until 20-30 years after the war See more »

Quotes

Martha Farnsworth: Removing the ligatures will be painful. Do you want some laudanum?
Cpl. John McBurney: No thanks, kind lady! I'll fall asleep, and then just by chance, you might cut off my... other leg.
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A Study in Suppressed Sexuality
6 May 1999 | by (London, England) – See all my reviews

This powerful drama centering around the effect which the arrival of a wounded civil war soldier has on a house full of women is probably Don Siegel's finest achievement, and is yet another example of Eastwood's willingness to break new ground and tackle new genres. It is also, perhaps, the finest acting performance of his career. His presence in the house releases not only deeply repressed sexual urges in the women who are helping him to recover from his wounds, but a sexually competitive frenzy which becomes ever more dangerous and frightening.


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