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Watch: Truman Capote Twisted Henry James into a Southern Gothic for ‘The Innocents’

Watch: Truman Capote Twisted Henry James into a Southern Gothic for 'The Innocents'

Jack Clayton’s masterpiece, one of the greatest cinematic ghost stories, is ill-served by this lowbrow trailer that sells it like a cheap Eurotrash import. Although not a commercial success at the time, it has since been hailed as one of the best British films of the 1960s, with a powerhouse performance by Deborah Kerr as the frightened, possibly deranged governess.Her chilling charges are played by Martin Stephens and, in her film debut at 11 years of age, Pamela Franklin.

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