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The Turn of the Screw (1999)

Not Rated | | Drama, Horror, Thriller | TV Movie 27 February 2000
A governess put in charge of two young children begins to see the ghost of her dead predecessor.

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Ben Bolt

Writers:

Nick Dear (teleplay), Henry James (short story)
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Cast

Complete credited cast:
Caroline Pegg Caroline Pegg ... Miss Jessel
Jodhi May ... Miss
Colin Firth ... Master
Pam Ferris ... Mrs Grose
Grace Robinson Grace Robinson ... Flora
Jenny Howe Jenny Howe ... Cook
Jason Salkey ... Quint
Joe Sowerbutts ... Miles
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A governess put in charge of two young children begins to see the ghost of her dead predecessor.

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Genres:

Drama | Horror | Thriller

Certificate:

Not Rated | See all certifications »
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Details

Official Sites:

PBS [United States]

Country:

UK | USA

Language:

English

Release Date:

27 February 2000 (USA) See more »

Also Known As:

Skruen strammes See more »

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Technical Specs

Runtime:

| (DVD)

Sound Mix:

Stereo

Color:

Color

Aspect Ratio:

1.33 : 1
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Quotes

Flora: Where's Miles?
Miss: I'll tell you if you tell me.
Flora: What do you want me to tell you?
Miss: Where's Miss Jessel?
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Connections

Version of Die sündigen Engel (1962) See more »

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Nice adaptation of a classic
4 June 2003 | by pifasSee all my reviews

The most important thing in here it's that The turn of the screw works as an adaptation rather than anything else. That's why I think the comparison between this TV movie with The innocents (Jack Clayton; 1961) is unfair. Although both films comes from the Henry James novella, Clayton's emphasizes in the ghosts story while one this focus on corruption and evil and character development; it´s a straightforward story but doesn't looses the strength included in the written words. It´s based on a slow pace, but never falls into boredom. And my guess is that, for a proper enjoy of this film, it's a basic thing is to have read the novel first.


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