The Theater: New Play in Manhattan, Feb. 13, 1950

The Innocents (adapted by William Archibald from Henry James's The Turn of the Screw.; produced by Peter Cookson) dramatizes with considerable tact and fidelity what is probably the most famous of modern ghost stories. As does The Turn of the Screw, it often whispers rather than speaks, suggests far more than it explains, and calls up something not only eerie but evil.

The scene of The Innocents is a great rambling English country house in the 1880s. There, alone with the housekeeper and two children, is a sensitive young governess. But she finds that...

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