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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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Fran├žois Truffaut regarded this as the best British film since Alfred Hitchcock had left for America.
The film opens with a creepy song written by Paul Dehn and Georges Auric sung over a black screen for about 45 seconds before the 20th Century Fox logo appears. In some cinemas, the projectionists assumed this was a mistake on the print and edited the film so it began with the appearance of the Fox logo.
Harold Pinter and John Mortimer also worked on the screenplay. The former advised Jack Clayton that he should not use flashbacks, and the latter was brought in to "Victorianize" the script.
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