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The Nanny (1965 film)

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Genre  Thriller
Music director  Richard Rodney Bennett
Country  UK
7.4/10 IMDb

Director  Seth Holt
Budget  1.3 million USD
Language  English
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Release date  7 November 1965 (UK) 27 October 1965 (U.S.)
Writer  Jimmy Sangster (screenplay), Marryam Modell (novel)
Cast  Bette Davis (Nanny), Wendy Craig (Virginia 'Virgie' Fane), Jill Bennett (Aunt Pen), James Villiers (Bill Fane), William Dix (Joey Fane), Pamela Franklin (Bobbie Medman)
Similar movies  The Gift, Mrs. Doubtfire, The Brides of Dracula, The Woman in Black 2: Angel of Death, Nanny McPhee and the Big Bang, Mary Poppins
Tagline  Would you trust the nanny . . . or the boy?

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The Nanny is a 1965 British suspense film directed by Seth Holt and starring Bette Davis, Wendy Craig and Jill Bennett. Davis appears as a supposedly devoted nanny caring for a 10-year-old boy recently discharged from a home for disturbed children. It is based on the novel of the same name by Evelyn Piper (a pseudonym for Merriam Modell), and the film was scored by Richard Rodney Bennett. The film was made by Hammer Film Productions at Elstree Studios.


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Ten-year-old Joey Fane returns home from the special school he has attended since the death of his toddler sister. At home he creates a terrible fuss, moving from the bedroom Nanny has prepared for him to one with a strong lock and access to the fire escape, refusing to eat anything Nanny cooks and adamant that Nanny shall not come near him. He also accuses Nanny of trying to kill him.

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Nanny runs the Fane household, but in practice infantilizes the women of the Fane family. Everyone assumes Joey is deeply disturbed and dangerous, but it emerges he is quite right to be afraid of Nanny.

Critical reception

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The Nanny has been well received by critics. It currently holds a 91% approval rating on movie review aggregator website Rotten Tomatoes based on eleven reviews.

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AllMovie called it "one of Hammer Films' better non-supernatural outings of the 1960s".

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The movie screening rights were sold to American television for nearly $400,000.

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