The Beguiled
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The Beguiled is a Freudian mood piece from the team of actor Clint Eastwood and director Don Siegel. Eastwood plays Corp. John McBurney, a wounded Union soldier during the Civil War, who takes refuge in a prim-and-proper Southern girl's school run by Martha Farnsworth (Geraldine Page). Chauvinistic, insensitive and conceited, McBurney takes full advantage of the women by bedding each successively -- and then learns the true meaning of "a woman scorned." ~ Hal Erickson, Rovi

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Rotten Tomatoes Score: 91%

Critic Reviews from Rotten Tomatoes

"Southern Gothic that sinks too deep into the bayous of sexploitation and horror towards the end, Don Siegel's adaptation of Thomas P Cullinan's 1966 novel is still ripe and pungent enough to intermittently fascinate."
‑ Brian Gibson, Vue Weekly (Edmonton, Canada)
"A sexually-charged Southern Gothic masterpiece that's monumentally underappreciated. One of Eastwood's and Siegel's best films."
‑ Chuck O'Leary, Fantastica Daily
"It's perhaps their most atypical and most psychologically fascinating, showing Eastwood as more of a sexual being than most of his other, iconic films ever did."
‑ Jeffrey M. Anderson, Combustible Celluloid
"Provocative and hypnotic...Eastwood revels with spellbinding spunk in this suggestive military melodrama"
‑ Frank Ochieng, Movie Eye
"Evidently the public didn't like Eastwood in this sleazy role and stayed away in droves."
‑ Dennis Schwartz, Ozus' World Movie Reviews
"We're used to Eastwood playing a hero, so we accept his casual words and silky delivery without really questioning it"
‑ Shane Burridge, rec.arts.movies.reviews
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