The Beguiled

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Released 1971

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Director:
Don Siegel
Released:
1971
Rating:
R
The Beguiled is a dramatic film directed by Don Siegel that focuses on an injured Yankee soldier John McBurney (Clint Eastwood), who barely managed to survive the end of the Civil War only to find himself recovering as the only man in a school filled with all girls. Even if he had not been injured, John would have been the center of attention as the romance-starved females of the Louisiana boarding school begin to fawn and pine for his attentions. Charming, heroic, and manipulative, McBurney begins to play a dangerous game of seduction with not only the headmaster Martha (Geraldine Page) and teacher Edwina (Elizabeth Hartman) but with older student, Carol (Jo Ann Harris). His machinations do not go remained unnoticed for too long as the women decide to stop McBurney from making it back to his army troop ever again. As the saying goes, hell hath no fury as a woman scorned or rather, a school full of women.
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    Love & Romance, Classics, Military & War