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The Turn of the Screw (1974)

TV Movie  |   |  Horror, Thriller, Drama  |  15 April 1974 (USA)
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An English governess is hired to take care of two adorable orphans, who turn out to be not exactly what they seem to be.

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Miss Jane Cubberly
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Mr. Fredricks (as John Baron)
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Luke (as Anthony Lagdon)
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James Laurenson ...
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An English governess is hired to take care of two adorable orphans, who turn out to be not exactly what they seem to be.

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Dem Bösen widerstehen  »

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Most of the musical score was initially composed for another Dan Curtis TV production, the gothic series Dark Shadows (1966). See more »

Quotes

Flora: Darkness is a shroud to cover.
Miles: Darkness is the cloak, beware.
Flora: We do not fear the vast of blackness.
Miles: We wear shadows in our hair.
Flora: Darkness calls us to a reckoning.
Miles: Call us to its close embrace.
Flora: We shall soon be there to meet it.
Miles: Though we cannot see its face.
Flora: In the dark, the raid of the ghost.
Miles: And the coffin cannot hold.
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The best version of Henry James dark tale

I was only 10 years old 1984, when i saw this movie for the first time. I bought it in a video store for about 5 dollars. I have seen it a couple of times, and now last spring again. It had still the dark horror feeling I remember. Swedish-Denna film fanns ett tag på video på ett bolag som hette Mariann Video, då under namnet Barnens hemlighet.

The movie is about 120 minutes


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