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This review is from: The Innocents  [DVD] (DVD)
Superb adaptation of Henry James' 'Turn of the Screw' with a wonderful performance from Deborah Kerr, ably supported by Megs Jenkins. The two children also give effective and eerie performances. Kerr plays a governess sent to a large country house to look after two orphaned children. Kerr finds out that the previous governess and a male employee died in mysterious but separate circumstances. The children and the cook (Jenkins) seem to know a bit more than they are letting on. The new governess then starts seeing mysterious figures in and around the house. Atmospheric, suspensful and beautifully filmed - this story is genuinely chilling in places. Highly recommended!