The Innocents

1961, 100m, DCP, UK

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Screened January 11–21, 2019

Producer/director Clayton captained top talent, including Truman Capote as screenwriter and Freddie Francis as cinematographer, for an elegantly chilling adaptation of James’ short story “The Turn of the Screw,” which was hyped on the poster as an “evil masterpiece of macabre love.” Deborah Kerr (in top form) is the governess moved to protect charges Martin Stephens (Village of the Damned) and Pamela Franklin (in her film debut) from looming malignant specters.

A film by Jack Clayton