The Turn of the Screw

The Turn of the Screw
Grace Robinson

Grace Robinson

Screen Time: 50%
Role: Flora
Age: 8 years old


The Turn of the Screw

Rating: 6.5 (2 votes)
Directed: Ben Bolt
Country: UK, USA
Language: English
Genre: Mystery, Thriller


A young woman arrives at the London home of a bachelor, to be interviewed for her first appointment as a governess. She is apprehensive—she has never been alone with a man outside her own home.

The Master is charming, and quite sweeps the young Miss off her feet. He offers her an attractive salary to look after his young nephew and niece at his country mansion. But he has a strange stipulation. She must never bother him about the children, on any account. The governess is impressed with her new responsibility, by the beauty of the children, the grandeur of the house, but most of all by the charm of their uncle. But as she settles into life in the country, sinister things start to happen.

She is convinced she has seen an unpleasant looking man in the house. When she describes him to the housekeeper Mrs Grose recognises him as Peter Quint, the Master's old valet. But Mrs Grose explains that Peter Quint is dead. Then the governess sees another figure—Miss Jessel— the children's former governess and Quint's lover, who died as a result of Quint's seduction and betrayal.

When the children, Miles and Flora, behave in such a way as to suggest that they are aware of, and possibly even in league with the apparitions, the governess thinks they must have been corrupted. She feels she alone can save them. The stage is set for a battle of good and evil.