Cinema: The Tarn and the Screw

THE NIGHTCOMERS

Directed by MICHAEL WINNER Screenplay by MICHAEL HASTINGS

Here is Marlon Brando in a slept-in tweed jacket, sashaying around an Edwardian country estate complete with a genuine tarn (the better to drown you with, my dear!), and carrying on in various ways with a pretty governess and a pair of fresh-faced children borrowed from Henry James. Brando is Peter Quint, the ghostly valet of The Turn of the Screw turned into a gardener. The governess is Miss Jessel (Stephanie Beacham), his haunting paramour. The film's Big Idea is to make precise what...

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