The Beguiled

1971

Action / Drama / Horror / Thriller / War / Western

18
Rotten Tomatoes Critics - Certified Fresh 91%
Rotten Tomatoes Audience - Upright 71%
IMDb Rating 7.2 10 12672

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Clint Eastwood as John McBurney
Geraldine Page as Martha
Matt Clark as Scrogins
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Reviewed by jtncsmistad 4 / 10

"The Beguiled": This original eclipses the remake......but just by a shade

I have now seen the original version of "The Beguiled" from 1971 as well as the 2017 remake. Each are lackluster in their own right. The Clint Eastwood version is barely better than the Colin Farrell homage. Each actor brings his individual spin to a wounded Civil War Union Army soldier messing with the libidos of a host of southern boarding school females.

It's just that frankly, my dear, I don't give a damn about a single one of these warped weirdoes.

Reviewed by ma-cortes 7 / 10

Outlandish and well made story set in Civil War South about a wounded soldier who arrives in a girls' school

During the Civil War an injured corporal , Clint Eastwood , is taken by the women of a girls' school to recuperate himself . As the Southern school is run by a housekeeper , Geraldine Page , and there appears a teacher : Elizabeth Hartman and six students and an African-American servant . The soldier becomes the catalyst for twisted situations with incidents full of hatred and jealousy among its inhabitants . He arranges to seduce both , a pupil -Jo Ann Harris- and a teacher -Elizabeth Hartman , but things go wrong.

Offbeat , rare and well paced psychological melodrama by the great team formed by Eastwood and Siegel , though disappointed the spectators faithful to his ordinary action films . Maybe the stranger , yet spellbinding combination of two genius -Clint and Donald- ever made , being based on the 1966 novel , "The Painted Devil" by Thomas P. Cullinan . The flick soon develops into a kind of full blood drama , smouldering with intrigue , suspense , tragic events and suppressed passions ; and all of them lead to an unpredictable and startling conclusion . Clint gives a nice acting as a squinty-eyed soldier who arrives in a seminary for young ladies and who soon reveals his opportunist nature . Excellent interpretation from Geraldine Page as zealous ruler , she is a fading Southern woman , brooding over the past , and Elizabeth Hartman as a naive South belle who falls for Eastwood .

Atmospheric and attractive musical score by Lalo Schifrin , including song sung by Clint Eastwood himself . Colorful and evocative cinematography by Bruce Surtees . This daring change of pace for director Donald Siegel was compellingly and methodically made . Being an unusual Donald fare , but for patient audiences a rewarding , rich movie and Siegel's favorite of all his movies . However , being commercially a failure because Universal Studios released it with advertisements that suggested it was an action movie . Siegel directed good films of all kinds of genres as Invasion of body snatchers , Madigan , Charley Varrick , The Shootist , RĂ­ot in cell Block 11 , Flaming star , Big steal , Black Windmill , Private hell , Rough cut , and a lot of movies starred by Eastwood as Escape from Alcatraz , Two mules for Sister Sarah , Coogan's bluff and Dirty Harry

Reviewed by Prismark10 7 / 10

Southern charms

Don Siegel directs The Beguiled as a Jacobean revenge tragedy. It really is mostly about women and their repressed sexual desires which are awakened when they come across John McBurney (Clint Eastwood) an injured Union soldier who is brought to a Confederate girl's school.

The headmistress, Miss Martha (Geraldine Page) does not notify the local militia of his presence. Instead her assistant Edwina (Elizabeth Hartman) their black servant Hallie (Mae Mercer) and the teenage school girls treat his wounds and fall for his rugged looks.

McBurney a deserter knows how to charm his way to their hearts by deceit, only Hallie sees through him. Once his philandering is discovered Miss Martha plots brutal revenge as McBurney finds out about her lurid past.

The Beguiled has attracted a cult reputation over the years. It is not a typical Eastwood western, as a film set in the civil war it is lot less about nobility. It has a Gothic anti hero who exploits the women's sexual yearnings.

The Beguiled is a slow moody film with aspects of art house 1960s counterculture cinema. There are multiple exposures, quick flashbacks and dream sequences.

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