Miss Giddens arrives at a country mansion to take care of two orphaned children; she has been hired by their uncle. Flora and Miles are strange, they might still be traumatized by the suicide of the previous governess. Or maybe the house has other guests, incorporeal and dangerous; or maybe Miss Giddens is a repressed fanatic. From a wonderful, ambiguous short story by Henry James, The Turn of the Screw, Clayton directs a mysterious and disturbing classic made of sudden apparitions, distant voices, ambiguous clues, and real or imagined ghosts.
Regno Unito/UK, 1961, 100’, bn/bw
regia produttore/director, producer
dal racconto Il giro di vite di/from the short story The Turn of the Screw by Henry James
William Archibald, Truman Capote, John Mortimer
interpreti e personaggi/cast and characters
Deborah Kerr (Miss Giddens), Peter Wyngarde (Peter Quint), Megs Jenkins (Miss Grose), Michael Redgrave (lo zio/uncle)
Twentieth Century Fox