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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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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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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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Version of Folio: The Turn of the Screw (1958) See more »

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A Decent Adaptation
18 February 2005 | by atlantean54See all my reviews

A fairly faithful adaptation of Henry James' story of malevolent innocence and evil. Although some scenes lagged in appropriately constructing the atmospheric richness present in the novella - the film adaptation stays true to the building of character, as the secrets of Bly become apparent. Jodhi May certainly delivers an unrelenting, powerful and convincing performance as the disordered governess. She made this film worth watching. A brilliant acting talent. The rest of the cast give an average performance - which was quite a let down on my part. Nevertheless, a film to look out for if your a fan of James' work and appreciate period drama. Or in this case a good old fashioned thriller.

Film Rating: 7/10


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