The Nanny
The Nanny (1965)

Those contemplating the hiring of a nanny to care for their children and households may not want to watch this convoluted and chilling thriller from Hammer Films. Bette Davis stars as the outwardly perfect nanny whose prim and proper… More

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Rated: Unrated
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Release Date: October 27, 1965
DVD Release Date: December 21, 2006
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Critic Score: 91% Rotten Tomatoes™ Critic Reviews
Jeremy Heilman

The Nanny is not especially ambitious, so one must settle for the small pleasures and chills that it offers.

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John Wirt
Advocate (Baton Rouge, LA)

Bette Davis as the baddest of nannies. Scary in its modest way.

Ken Hanke
Mountain Xpress (Asheville, NC)

Dreary, bizarrely overrated thriller distinguished only by Bette Davis.

Felix Gonzalez Jr.
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... The Nanny holds up considerably well today as a slight, but unsettling, thriller.

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Christopher Smith
Bangor Daily News (Maine)

Fantastic. Davis is perfectly creepy.

Dan Callahan
Slant Magazine

A rather quiet, cautious thriller that gives Davis more room for characterization than most of her later films.

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Dennis Schwartz
Ozus' World Movie Reviews

Bette Davis is electrifying as the prim and proper nanny

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Flixster Audience Score: 78% Flixster User Reviews
Pierluigi Puccini
One of Hammer Films' most accomplished works. An eerie and ambiguous psychological thriller that deals with some disturbing taboo themes inside family,… More
Candy Rose
Creepy movie about a nanny.
Michael Gildea
I thought for sure that The Nanny was going to turn out to be some campy and gaudy forgettable film in the twilight of the career of Bette Davis. What it… More
Ed Fucking Harris
A really good and criminally overlooked gem from classic British Horror studio Hammer, starring the always wonderful Bette Davis. Story revolves around a young… More
jay nixon
Bette is masterful as always, the movie is chilling.
Henrik Schunk
From Hammer Horror comes a creepy, psychological thriller starring Bette Davis in one of the roles which cemented her late calling as nutjob and expert in… More