The Nightcomers

The Nightcomers

Marlon Brando
Director: Michael Winner Cast: Marlon Brando
Marlon Brando
, Stephanie Beacham
Stephanie Beacham
, Thora Hird
Thora Hird
Michael Winner

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Marlon Brando delivers a respectably creepy performance in the Michael Winner directed The Nightcomers -- a film inspired by the characters in Henry James' The Turn of the Screw. On a British country estate, two recently-orphaned children, Miles (Christopher Ellis) and Flora (Verna Harvey), live on their own with only a nurse, housekeeper, and gardener as companions. Miles and Flora are particularly fascinated by the gardener, Quint (Marlon Brando). In fact, fascinated to the point of obsession, the boy and girl model their young lives after him. When Quint becomes involved with the prim and proper nurse, Miles surreptitiously views their love-making and keeps it in mind for future reference. Gradually, Miles and Flora adopt the gardener and the nurse's love-hate relationship for their own, copying their adult behavior with child-like abandon. Finally, when the housekeeper finds out and decides to fire the gardener and the nurse, the children are thrown into a panic. Not wanting their two favorite subjects to be separated, the children decide to take things into their own hands.

Product Details

Release Date: 05/07/2019
UPC: 0738329237509
Original Release: 1971
Rating: R
Source: Kl Studio Classics
Time: 1:36:00
Sales rank: 36,002

Special Features

Audio commentary by director Michael Winner; Introduction by Michael Winner; Audio commentary by film historian Kat Ellinger; Theatrical teaser and trailer

Cast & Crew

Performance Credits
Marlon Brando Quint
Stephanie Beacham Miss Margaret Jessel
Thora Hird Mrs. Grose
Verna Harvey Flora
Christopher Ellis Miles
Harry Andrews Master of the House
Anna Palk Governess

Technical Credits
Michael Winner Director,Producer
Jerry Fielding Score Composer,Musical Direction/Supervision
Michael Hastings Screenwriter
Jay Kanter Co-producer
Elliott Kastner Co-producer
Alan Ladd Co-producer
Richard Mills Makeup
Robert Paynter Cinematographer
Herbert Westbrook Art Director
Frederick Wilson Editor

Scene Index

Disc #1 -- The Nightcomers
1. Chapter 1 [10:53]
2. Chapter 2 [10:51]
3. Chapter 3 [12:32]
4. Chapter 4 [12:14]
5. Chapter 5 [10:03]
6. Chapter 6 [10:56]
7. Chapter 7 [13:09]
8. Chapter 8 [15:52]

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