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The Nightcomers (1971)

 -  Drama | Horror | Thriller  -  July 1972 (UK)
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Prequel to the Henry James classic "Turn of the Screw" about the events leading up to the deaths of Peter Quint and Ms. Jessel, and the the slow corruption of the children in their care.

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Prequel to the Henry James classic "Turn of the Screw" about the events leading up to the deaths of Peter Quint and Ms. Jessel, and the the slow corruption of the children in their care. Written by Humberto Amador

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Two Children. Two Adults. One Unspeakable Crime.

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Michael Winner originally offered the role of Miss Jessel to Vanessa Redgrave but she was filming in Italy and had to decline. Jennie Linden also refused the role. See more »

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Follows The Innocents (1961) See more »

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Last Tango in Paris meets the Turn of the Screw
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A very underrated, understated film of Marlon's which I found to be psychologically and sexually amazing, not to mention creepy! And this was even before his performance in Last Tango in Paris.

What's going to happen next? How far is the governess going to go? Who is the masochist and who is the sadist? It can almost be called a sexual thriller. And the accent Marlon gives is Scottish/Irish mix. He's not loaded, fully awake and attuned in all his skill.

How many film buffs have missed this performance??? You cannot say you love film and not have seen this. I have to say it's Marlon at his most compelling except for The Godfather.

Fantastic performances by the children, Stephanie Beacham as the governess and Marlon is "Peter Quint". Set in an English Manor; themes include female nudity, children acting out, and sexual fetishes. Could not be made today without MAJOR criticisms and protests. Wow.

Filmed on location and the story is interesting and captivating - to say the least. The ending is not predictable. Hard to find and not shown in the US. Try to find on DVD.


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