The Innocents

Jack Clayton (1961)


Miss Giddens is a rather uptight young governess hired to take charge of two rich, orphans.  She takes her duties very seriously, even when she becomes convinced that supernatural forces are at work, steering some very odd behaviour from the children. 

Based on Henry James’ Turn of the Screw.

Key Scenes:

  • The opening titles
  • A letter from Miles’ school
  • The kiss
  • The ending