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The Turn of the Screw (2009)

Not Rated | | Drama, Horror, Mystery | TV Movie December 2009
A naive and sexually repressed young governess is haunted by the ghosts of previous occupants of a mansion.

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Tim Fywell

Writers:

Henry James (story), Sandy Welch (screenplay) | 2 more credits »
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Cast

Cast overview, first billed only:
Michelle Dockery ... Ann
Eva Sayer ... Flora
Josef Lindsay Josef Lindsay ... Miles
Dan Stevens ... Dr. Fisher
Mark Umbers ... Master
Corin Redgrave ... Professor
Wendy Albiston ... Baines
Nicola Walker ... Carla
Sue Johnston ... Sarah Grose
Sarah Buckland Sarah Buckland ... Diane
Edward MacLiam ... Peter Quint
Katie Lightfoot Katie Lightfoot ... Emily Jessel
Nellie Burroughes ... Abused Maid
Peter Bygott Peter Bygott ... Ann's Father
Honor Cargill-Martin ... Young Ann
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Storyline

Based on Henry James famous novel, this latest version emphasises the ambiguity of this supernatural drama. Does Ann really see ghosts? Are the two children in her care about to be possessed by the spirits of the sexually dubious Peter Quint and Emily Jessell? This is left to the viewer to decide during a bleak yet sumptious 90 minutes of classic period storytelling. Written by Ian Taylor

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Country:

UK

Language:

English

Release Date:

December 2009 (USA) See more »

Also Known As:

Ghost Story: The Turn of the Screw See more »

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Sound Mix:

Stereo

Color:

Color

Aspect Ratio:

1.78 : 1
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Trivia

With his appearance as the Professor in this film, Corin Redgrave is the third member of his family to appear in an adaptation of the 1898 novella "The Turn of the Screw" by Henry James. His father Michael Redgrave played the Uncle in The Innocents (1961) and his younger sister Lynn Redgrave played the governess Miss Jane Cubberly in The Turn of the Screw (1974). See more »

Quotes

[last lines]
Flora: [to the new governess] There you are. We've been waiting for you.
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Version of Nightmare Classics: The Turn of the Screw (1989) See more »

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Great adaptation and fabulous setting with great actors
15 February 2015 | by eddie_younisSee all my reviews

It is a great adaptation. It was the best of the two versions I have seen. It is very simple to understand and truly well made with a beautiful setting. I highly recommend it if you like a good and scary tale. Surprised why the other ratings were so low. I watched it at 6 a.m. in the morning, and it made my day. The actors are great. The ending was cool. The piano pieces in that movie were nice. The most attractive thing about this movie is simply the setting. The scary scenes were exciting and dark. I soundtrack is also great. It is a suspenseful movie which keeps you at the edge of your seat. I was very excited for the ending, and it did not disappoint me. I liked so much that I might read the book too. I think it would have been the best Christmas present in 2009.


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