Bette Davis is an English nanny whose charge is a rude 10-year-old Joey, just discharged from a disturbed children’s home where he’d spent two years undergoing treatment for drowning his little sister in the bath. He returns to an unloving father, fragile mother, and doting nanny — whom he hates. Suspicion arises again when his mother is poisoned, and Joey continues to insist Nanny is responsible. Joey contends the nanny was responsible for his little sister’s death, and only the upstairs neighbour girl believes him.
You don’t have to be Sherlock Holmes to figure out who the nut job is in “The Nanny”. This is Bette Davis in post “Baby Jane/Sweet Charlotte” mode. She’s nanny to disturbed little Joey, (an excellent William Dix), who may or may not have drowned his little sister in the bathtub. Joey is a sulky little sod given to rather extreme practical jokes, (little pretending to hang himself), but one look at Mary Poppins Davis and you might be inclined to run a mile. That fine and underrated director Seth Holt directed his excellent psychological chiller well adapted by producer Jimmy Sangster from Evelyn Piper’s novel. Davis is superb but so too are Wendy Craig and Jill Bennett as Dix’s mother and aunt. It has now built up something of a cult reputation.
Director: Seth Holt
Writers: Jimmy Sangster (screenplay), Marryam Modell (novel)
Stars: Bette Davis, Wendy Craig, Jill Bennett
Countries of origin: United Kingdom, United States
Filming locations: Chester Terrace, Regent’s Park, London, England, UK(The Fanes’ apartment)
Format : Matroska
Format version : Version 2
File size : 1.69 GiB
Duration : 1 h 29 min
Overall bit rate : 2 711 kb/s
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