The Innocents (1961 film)

1961 film directed by Jack Clayton

The Innocents is a 1961 film about a young governess for two children who becomes convinced that the house and grounds are haunted.

Directed by Jack Clayton. Written by William Archibald, based on The Turn of the Screw by Henry James.
Apparitions? Evils? Corruptions?  (taglines)


Miss Giddens: The children... have they had a governess before?
The Uncle: Yes, unfortunately. Not that there was anything wrong with Miss Jessel. She was an excellent governess and a most respectable woman. The children quite liked her especially little Flora. Oh, which reminds me: Be careful not to broach that subject to Flora unless she broaches it to you first which I doubt will happen. She was so fond of Miss Jessel and it did come as an appalling shock.
Miss Giddens: I'm not certain that I understand you, sir.
The Uncle: She died.


  • Apparitions? Evils? Corruptions?
  • Do they ever return to posses the Living?
  • A strange new experience in shock.
  • You'll Get the Shock of Your Life!


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