The Nanny

1965, 93m, 16mm, UK

Showtimes & Tickets

Screened June 7–10, 2018

The studio bagged a big get for the title role—Bette Davis, sensibly capitalizing on her What Ever Happened to Baby Jane? success. Holt’s direction keeps the audience guessing as the battle of wits between creepy caregiver Davis and her disturbed young charge William Dix builds to a taut climax. Pamela Franklin (The Prime of Miss Jean Brodie) is the boy’s friend and neighbor; Wendy Craig (The Servant) and James Villiers (Repulsion) co-star as his parents.

A film by Seth Holt