The Nanny (1965)
Average Rating: 6.6/10
Reviews Counted: 11
Fresh: 10 | Rotten: 1
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Release Date: Oct 27, 1965 Wide
Average Rating: 3.7/5
User Ratings: 910
In this thriller (which represented something of a departure for Hammer Films, noted for their gothic period pieces), Joey Fane (William Dix) has returned home after two years in an institution for mentally ill children. His sister drowned, and his family believes that Joey was to blame, despite his claims of innocence. Joey is convinced that the family's Nanny (Bette Davis) was responsible and refuses to have anything to do with her, but only neighbor girl Bobby (Pamela Franklin) agrees that
Oct 27, 1965 Wide
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The Nanny is not especially ambitious, so one must settle for the small pleasures and chills that it offers.
... The Nanny holds up considerably well today as a slight, but unsettling, thriller.
A rather quiet, cautious thriller that gives Davis more room for characterization than most of her later films.
Bette Davis as the baddest of nannies. Scary in its modest way.
Fantastic. Davis is perfectly creepy.
Dreary, bizarrely overrated thriller distinguished only by Bette Davis.
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