09 20 Oct '24
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Jack Clayton

The Innocents

100' - 1961 - Horror - Dialogue: English
Director: Jack Clayton Composer: Georges Auric With: Deborah Kerr, Peter Wyngarde, Megs Jenkins, Michael Redgrave
In Victorian England a governess, Miss Giddens, arrives at the huge country estate of a man who has hired to watch over his young niece Flora and his nephew Miles. The housekeeper introduces her to Flora, an angelic little child who appears to have a mysterious foreknowledge of her brother's imminent arrival, though he is not expected. Soon a letter arrives from Miles' school, informing the household that the boy has been expelled because he is a corrupting influence on his schoolmates. However, when he arrives, he proves to be every bit as innocent and entrancing as his sister, and Miss Giddens decides that the school officials must have been mistaken.

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Jack Clayton


Georges Auric


Deborah Kerr, Peter Wyngarde, Megs Jenkins, Michael Redgrave


John Mortimer, William Archibald, Truman Capote

Director of Photography

Freddie Francis


Jim Clark


Jack Clayton

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Countries of production

United Kingdom

Screenplay based on

["\"The Turn of the Screw\" (Henry James)","\"The Turn of the Screw\" (Henry James)"]



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