Capital Celluloid 2021 — Day 100: Tue Aug 24

The Nanny (Holt, 1965): BFI Southbank, NFT2, 8.45pm

This 35mm presentation, part of the Bette David season at BFI Southbank, is also being screend on August 30th. You can find full details here.

Time Out review:
A spirited pot-boiler from the almost forgotten ex-editor 
Seth Holt (his Station Six Sahara is a stunner that deserves revival), with Bette 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.
Adrian Turner

Here (and above) is the trailer.

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