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The Innocents

Original title
The Innocents
Running time
99 min.
United Kingdom United Kingdom
Truman Capote, William Archibald (Novel: Henry James)
Georges Auric
Freddie Francis (B&W)
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20th Century Fox
Horror. Mystery | Supernatural. Haunted Houses. Ghosts
Movie Groups
Henry James Adaptations
Synopsis / Plot
In Victorian England, the uncle of orphaned niece Flora and nephew Miles hires Miss Giddens as governess to raise the children at his estate with total independence and authority. Soon after her arrival, Miss Giddens comes to believe that the spirits of the former governess Miss Jessel and valet Peter Quint are possessing the children. Miss Giddens decides to help the children to face and exorcise the spirits.
1962: Cannes Film Festival: Nominated for Palme d'Or/Golden Palm (Best Film)
1961: National Board of Review: Top 10 Best Films and Best Director
1961: BAFTA Awards: 2 Nominations including Best Film
1961: Directors Guild of America (DGA): Nominated for Best Director
1961: Writers Guild of America (WGA): Nominated for Best Drama Screenplay
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