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The Nightcomers (1971)

Prequel to Henry James' "The Turn of the Screw", focusing on groundskeeper Peter Quint's slow corruption of the virtuous governess Miss Jessel and the children she looks after.

Director:

Michael Winner

Writers:

Michael Hastings, Henry James (characters)
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Cast

Complete credited cast:
Marlon Brando ... Peter Quint
Stephanie Beacham ... Miss Jessel
Thora Hird ... Mrs. Grose
Harry Andrews ... Master of the House
Verna Harvey ... Flora
Christopher Ellis Christopher Ellis ... Miles
Anna Palk ... New Governess
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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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Taglines:

Two Children. Two Adults. One Unspeakable Crime.

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Certificate:

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Country:

UK

Language:

English

Release Date:

6 July 1972 (UK) See more »

Also Known As:

Das Loch in der Tür See more »

Filming Locations:

Cambridgeshire, England, UK See more »

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Runtime:

Sound Mix:

Mono

Color:

Color (Technicolor)

Aspect Ratio:

1.85 : 1
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Trivia

Verna Harvey was actually 18 when the film was made. See more »

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Referenced in Brando (2007) See more »

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Sexy love scenes, Brando, and exploding frogs.
22 July 2001 | by WendyOh!See all my reviews

What more could one want from a film? Done right before "Tango", and meant to be a prequel of sorts to The Turn of the Screw, this film is an oddity. The kids performances aren't that great, but Brando and Beachum do the dance enough to make it worthwhile. The director accidentally uses the zoom lens too much- it must have been an accident, there's no other explanation- and the music is a bit broad too, but it's worth it for Brando. He takes a character and turns it on it's ear, but it all makes sense- he doesn't do it to shock or get your attention, like Nicolas Cage does- it all seems to come out of a logical character study, and it's always a joy to watch. Check it out, you won't be sorry.


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