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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.

Director:

Tim Fywell

Writers:

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

Three of the future cast of Downton Abbey (2010) appear in this production: Sue Johnston, Dan Stevens and Michelle Dockery. See more »

Quotes

Flora: [in Miss Jessel's voice] Don't let that damned woman near me. Keep that bitch from me. Damn her to hell, I say. No, no! Go away! Go away! No, stop it!
Dr. Fisher: That must have been horrible , hearing the child say those things about you. Rejecting you?
Ann: No! Don't you see? Now everybody could hear. No one could deny it. Not even Sarah.
Flora: [in Miss Jessel's voice] I say damn her to hell. No! Make that ugly whore go away. Don't let her hurt me. I say damn her to hell. No!
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Connections

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

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Better than these reviews say!
31 May 2020 | by psp1119See all my reviews

I thought this was quite effective and scary, despite what many reviewers here say. An excellent ghost story.


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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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