The Nanny
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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 there's something sinister about the woman minding the house. When Joey's neurotic mother… More
Rotten Tomatoes Score: 91%

Critic Reviews from Rotten Tomatoes

"The Nanny is not especially ambitious, so one must settle for the small pleasures and chills that it offers."
‑ Jeremy Heilman,
"Bette Davis as the baddest of nannies. Scary in its modest way."
‑ John Wirt, Advocate (Baton Rouge, LA)
"Dreary, bizarrely overrated thriller distinguished only by Bette Davis."
‑ Ken Hanke, Mountain Xpress (Asheville, NC)
"... The Nanny holds up considerably well today as a slight, but unsettling, thriller."
‑ Felix Gonzalez Jr., DVD Review
"Fantastic. Davis is perfectly creepy."
‑ Christopher Smith, Bangor Daily News (Maine)
"A rather quiet, cautious thriller that gives Davis more room for characterization than most of her later films."
‑ Dan Callahan, Slant Magazine
"Bette Davis is electrifying as the prim and proper nanny"
‑ Dennis Schwartz, Ozus' World Movie Reviews
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