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The Turn of the Screw (1974)

An English governess is hired to take care of two adorable orphans, who turn out to be not exactly what they seem to be.

Director:

Dan Curtis

Writers:

Henry James (novel), William F. Nolan
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Cast

Complete credited cast:
Lynn Redgrave ... Miss Jane Cubberly
Megs Jenkins ... Mrs. Grose
John Barron ... Mr. Fredricks (as John Baron)
Anthony Langdon ... Luke (as Anthony Lagdon)
Kathryn Leigh Scott ... Miss Jessel (as Kathryn Scott)
James Laurenson ... Peter Quint
Benedict Taylor ... Timothy
Jasper Jacob Jasper Jacob ... Miles
Eva Griffith Eva Griffith ... Flora
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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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Genres:

Drama | Horror | Thriller

Certificate:

TV-14 | See all certifications »
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Trivia

Lynn Redgrave (Miss Jane Cubberly) is one of four members of her family to appear in an adaptation of the 1898 novella "The Turn of the Screw" by Henry James. Her father Michael Redgrave played the Uncle in The Innocents (1961), her elder brother Corin Redgrave played the Professor in The Turn of the Screw (2009) and her niece Joely Richardson played Darla Mandell in The Turning (2020). 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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Connections

Version of Otra vuelta de tuerca (1981) See more »

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The best version of Henry James dark tale
20 June 2001 | by fredrik-1See all my reviews

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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Country:

USA

Language:

English

Release Date:

15 April 1974 (USA) See more »

Also Known As:

Dem Bösen widerstehen See more »

Company Credits

Production Co:

Dan Curtis Productions See more »
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Sound Mix:

Mono

Color:

Color

Aspect Ratio:

1.33 : 1
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