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Director:
Writers:
Michael Hastings (written by)
Henry James (characters)
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Release Date:
July 1972 (UK) See more »
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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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Last Tango in Paris meets the Turn of the Screw See more (22 total) »

Cast

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Directed by
Michael Winner 
 
Writing credits
Michael Hastings (written by)

Henry James (characters)

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 (director of photography)
 
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 (uncredited)
 
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 .... camera operator (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
Joseph E. Levine .... presenter
 

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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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2 out of 3 people found the following review useful.
Last Tango in Paris meets the Turn of the Screw, 19 October 2011
Author: Hesse-02 from Germany

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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