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The Innocents (1961) was a Horror - Black-and-white Film directed by Jack Clayton and produced by Jack Clayton and Albert Fennell.

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The Innocents (1961)

By The Lady Eve on Sep 29, 2018 From Lady Eve's Reel Life

A woman’s suffering face appears above a pair of tortured hands. Birds twitter…her distraught voice whispers… All I want to do is save the children not destroy them. More than anything I love children. More than anything they need affection, love, someone who will belong to them... Read full article


Screening of “The Innocents” with discussion afterward October 17 at Daystar Center

By Stephen Reginald on Sep 29, 2017 From Classic Movie Man

Screening of “The Innocents” with discussion afterward October 17 at Daystar Center “Halloween” Series: The Innocents (1961) Where: Daystar Center, 1550 S. State Street When: October 17, 2017 Time: 6:30 p.m. Hosted by Stephen Reginald The Innocents (1961) Deborah Kerr s... Read full article


ClassicFlix (Teen Scene): The Innocents (1961)

By Virginie Pronovost on Jun 27, 2017 From The Wonderful World of Cinema

From March 2015 to April 2017, I was writing the monthly Teen Scene column for the website ClassicFlix. My objective was to promote classic films among teenagers and young adults. Due to the establishing of a new version of the website, it?s now more difficult to access to the old version and read t... Read full article


The Innocents (1961)

By Beatrice on Apr 28, 2017 From Flickers in Time

The Innocents Directed by Jack Clayton Written by William Archibald and Truman Capote; additional dialogue by John Mortimer; from the novel “The Turn of the Screw” by Henry James 1961/UK Achilles/Twentieth Century Fox Film Corporation Repeat viewing/Netflix rental Here is a beautiful,... Read full article


Screening of the "The Innocents" October 15 at Daystar Center

By Stephen Reginald on Oct 10, 2016 From Classic Movie Man

Screening of the "The Innocents" October 15 at Daystar Center October Film Series: The Innocents Where: The Venue 1550 at the Daystar Center, 1550 S. State Street, Chicago, IL When: October 15, 2016 Time: 6:45 p.m. Hosted by Stephen Reginald The Innocents (1961) Deborah Kerr stars as Miss Gidd... Read full article


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Miss Giddens: But above anything else, I love the children.


Flora: [singing] We lay my love and I, beneath the weeping willow. But now alone I lie and weep beside the tree. Singing "Oh willow waly" by the tree that weeps with me. Singing "Oh willow waly" till my lover return to me. We lay my love and I beneath the weeping willow. A broken heart have I. Oh willow I die, oh willow I die...


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There is reference to a "Reverend Fennell". Albert Fennell was the film's executive producer.
Director Jack Clayton turned down the offer of Cary Grant to play the uncle.
When the governess first arrives at the house, it's a bright, sunny day. In fact, Freddie Francis had had some of the trees painted lighter to exaggerate this.
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