The Nanny

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A spirited pot-boiler from the almost forgotten ex-editor Seth Holt (his Station Six Sahara is a stunner that deserves revival), with Davis as Nanny to a houseful of neurotics. In particular, there is a 10-year-old boy (Dix), just released from a psychiatric hospital, who believes Davis wants to murder him. Made for Hammer Films (with whom Davis subsequently starred in The Anniversary), it capitalises on the star's performance in What Ever Happened to Baby Jane?; and while no one will have any trouble figuring out what's going on, Holt's atmospheric direction and Davis' performance keep one thoroughly hooked.

Release details

Duration: 93 mins

Cast and crew

Director: Seth Holt
Screenwriter: Jimmy Sangster
Cast: Bette Davis
Wendy Craig
Jill Bennett
James Villiers
William Dix
Pamela Franklin
Jack Watling
Maurice Denham
Alfred Burke
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