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Director:
Writers:
Henry James (characters) and
Michael Hastings
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Release Date:
July 1972 (UK) See more »
Genre:
Tagline:
Two Children. Two Adults. One Unspeakable Crime.
Plot:
Prequel to the Henry James classic "Turn of the Screw" about the events leading up to the deaths of Peter Quint and Ms... See more » | Add synopsis »
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Awards:
Nominated for BAFTA Film Award. See more »
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(20 articles)
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Forget Henry James, forget The Innocents and just enjoy See more (22 total) »

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Directed by
Michael Winner 
 
Writing credits
Henry James (characters)

Michael Hastings 

Produced by
Michael Winner .... producer
Jay Kanter .... executive producer (uncredited)
Elliott Kastner .... executive producer (uncredited)
Alan Ladd Jr. .... executive producer (uncredited)
 
Original Music by
Jerry Fielding 
 
Cinematography by
Robert Paynter 
 
Film Editing by
Michael Winner  (as Arnold Crust Jr.)
 
Art Direction by
Herbert Westbrook 
 
Makeup Department
Stephanie Kaye .... hair stylist
Richard Mills .... makeup artist
 
Production Management
Clifton Brandon .... production manager
James Crawford .... production manager (as James M. Crawford)
 
Second Unit Director or Assistant Director
Michael Dryhurst .... assistant director
 
Art Department
Bill Dennison .... assistant art director (as Bill Benninson)
Syd Nightingale .... construction manager (as Sid Nightingale)
Ray Traynor .... property master
Barry Wilkinson .... stand-by props
 
Sound Department
Russ Hill .... dialogue editor
Christopher Kent .... sound recordist (as Chris Kent)
Terry Rawlings .... dubbing editor (as Terence Rawlings)
Hugh Strain .... sound recordist
 
Camera and Electrical Department
Anthony Troke .... assistant camera (as Tony Troke)
 
Costume and Wardrobe Department
Ray Beck .... wardrobe
 
Editorial Department
Frederick Wilson .... supervising editor (as Freddie Wilson)
 
Music Department
Jerry Fielding .... conductor
 
Other crew
Pamela Carlton .... continuity
 

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Runtime:
96 min
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Color (Technicolor)
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Certification:
Australia:R | Finland:K-16 | France:-16 | Iceland:16 | Netherlands:18 (orginal rating) | Norway:16 | Sweden:15 | UK:X (original rating) | UK:18 (video rating) | USA:R | West Germany:16

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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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Referenced in Brando (2007) (TV)See more »

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17 out of 23 people found the following review useful.
Forget Henry James, forget The Innocents and just enjoy, 3 March 2006
Author: christopher-underwood from Greenwich - London

As with many Winner films it is necessary to not make the mistake of expecting his film to be exactly as you expect, or very much like it at all actually. Forget Henry James, forget The Innocents and just enjoy Mr Winner's take on how the children lost their innocence. The SM and bondage scenes were more explicit than I remember on a previous viewing and it may be that the earlier video had been trimmed. Certainly here there is no mistaking the powerful relationship between Brando and Beacham and I for one found the playing out of these scenes by the children fairly powerful. I suppose the pace is a little slow which is perhaps particularly noticeable because of how quickly does the effective ending unfold. Not for purists but if you are looking for that something just a little bit different……

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