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The Nanny (1965) was a Drama - Thriller/Suspense Film directed by Seth Holt and produced by Jimmy Sangster.

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By Barry P. on Jul 31, 2012 From Cinematic Catharsis

(1965) Directed by Seth Holt; Written by Jimmy Sangster; Based on the novel The Nanny by Marryam Modell (writing as Evelyn Piper); Starring: Bette Davis, Wendy Craig, Jill Bennett, James Villiers and William Dix; Available on DVD Rating: *** ½ One of the attributes of a good psychologic... Read full article


The Nanny

By Barry P. on Jul 31, 2012 From Cinematic Catharsis

(1965) Directed by Seth Holt; Written by Jimmy Sangster; Based on the novel The Nanny by Marryam Modell (writing as Evelyn Piper); Starring: Bette Davis, Wendy Craig, Jill Bennett, James Villiers and William Dix; Available on DVD Rating: *** ½ One of the attributes of a good psychologic... Read full article


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By RBuccicone on Jan 4, 2011 From MacGuffin Movies

The Nanny (1965) ???? When you consider how many evil roles Bette Davis played in her prime years in Hollywood, it should not be surprising how well suited the gal is to the horror genre. The Nanny at the outset does not seem like much of a terror flick, but once you reach the last half hour or so, ... Read full article


Horror: The Nanny (1965).

By Dawn on Nov 29, 2010 From Noir and Chick Flicks

The Nanny(1965). Suspense film directed by Seth Holt. Cast: Bette Davis as a devoted nanny caring for a ten-year-old boy recently discharged from a home for disturbed children. It is based on the novel of the same name by Evelyn Piper (a pseudonym for Merriam Modell), and the film was scored by Rich... Read full article


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Quotes from

Bobbie Medman: You poisoned your mum.
Joey Fane: No I didn't.
Bobbie Medman: The bottle was under your pillow.
Joey Fane: She
[Nanny]
Joey Fane: put it there.
Bobbie Medman: Swear?
Joey Fane: Cross my heart and hope to die.
Bobbie Medman: You probably will, they'll hang you.


Aunt Pen: Nanny, what are you doing?
The nanny: I'm taking Master Joey an extra pillow... what are you doing up so late?
Aunt Pen: I couldn't sleep, I'm going to make a cup of tea.
The nanny: It's bad for you this late at night... you go back to bed and I'll bring you a glass of milk.
Aunt Pen: I don't want a glass of milk, I want a cup of tea.
The nanny: Allright.
Aunt Pen: Nanny, don't take Joey that pillow... he'll never go back to sleep.
[leaves the room and reenters a few seconds later]
Aunt Pen: You don't approve of pillows, I remember you saying when we were small 'children shouldn't have pillows'. What was that word you used? Overlay, they might overlay themselves. Suffocate.
The nanny: Master Joey is not a baby.
Aunt Pen: What happened in the bathroom?
The nanny: I'm sure I don't know what you're talking about.
Aunt Pen: What happened?
The nanny: Miss Pen.
Aunt Pen: WHAT HAPPENED?
The nanny: You're not well, let Nanny...
Aunt Pen: Don't you come near me.
The nanny: Miss Pen!
Aunt Pen: You went into the bathroom, even after Joey made you swear you wouldn't.
The nanny: Nor did I.
Aunt Pen: You lie, it's all been lies, hasn't it? You poisoned Virgie, it wasn't Joey at all.


Joey Fane: Can I sleep with you tonight?
Aunt Pen: You most certainly can not.
Joey Fane: What happens if you die in the night? You told Mommy you could drop down dead at any time.
Aunt Pen: Only if I excite or exert myself, and I don't plan to do either.


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Facts about

The last film of Nora Gordon.
According to writer Marcus Hearn in "The Hammer Vault", Davis unsuccessfully tried to seduce producer Jimmy Sangster.
The role of the Nanny was originally intended for Greer Garson who first accepted then declined, saying the script would not be good for her career.
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