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Innocents / The Turn Of The Screw

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  Innocents  / The Turn Of The Screw Review
Tookey's Rating
9 /10
Average Rating
8.85 /10
Deborah Kerr , Martin Stephens , Pamela Franklin
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Directed by: Jack Clayton
Written by: William Archibald, Truman Capote, John Mortimer from Henry Jamesís novel The Turn of the Screw

Released: 1960
Origin: GB
Colour: BW
Length: 99


A Victorian housekeeper (Deborah Kerr, pictured) begins to wonder if the two children in her charge (Martin Stephens and Pamela Franklin) are as innocent and straightforward as they seem.

Reviewed by Chris Tookey

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This masterpiece by that underrated British director Jack Clayton is probably the best filmed ghost story of all time, thanks to Freddie Francis's eerie photography, a sensuous atmosphere of threat, and fine performances all round. Very scary.

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