Total Film - 08/01/2000
"...This is refreshingly subtle, with crisp black-and-white photography and atmospheric direction from Seth Holt..."
A troubled boy accused of drowning his little sister in a bathtub is institutionalized, though he claims the family's old, trusted nanny is the killer. When he returns he is once again a suspect when his aunt dies and his mother is poisoned. Based on Evelyn Piper's novel, this stylish British mystery features Davis' menace at its peak.
This suspenseful chiller concerns a nanny who's suspected of drowning a young girl in her charge. Then the victim's brother Joey, who was sent away after his sister's death, returns home from a school for the mentally disturbed. The boy begins an intense cat-and-mouse game with the governess. Who killed the baby girl -- was it her 10-year-old brother, or her doting nanny'
Based On A Novel |
Additional cast: Nora Gordon (Mrs. Griggs), Sandra Power (Sarah), Angharad Aubrey (Susy).
Additional credits: Tom Simpson (editor).
Copyright 1965 Hamer Film Productions Ltd. Renewed 1993.
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