- 1. Oh.
- 2. Oh.
- 3. All I want to do is save the children...
- 4. not destroy them.
- 5. More than anything, I love children.
- 6. More than anything.
- 7. They need affection...
- 8. love...
- 9. someone who will belong to them...
- 10. and to whom they will belong.
- 11. Miss Giddens, may I ask you
a somewhat personal question?
- 12. Do you have an imagination?
- 13. Oh!
- 14. Oh, yes, I can answer that.
- 15. - Yes.
- 16. Truth is very seldom understood
by any but imaginative persons...
- 17. and I want to be quite truthful.
- 18. I'm a bachelor,
but not, I might add, a lonely one.
- 19. I spend a great deal of time abroad.
- 20. And as for my London life,
well, it amuses me...
- 21. but it's not the sort of amusement that
one could suitably share with children.
- 22. In brief, Miss Giddens,
I am a very selfish fellow...
- 23. and the last man alive to be saddled
so suddenly and so awkwardly...
- 24. with two orphaned infants.
- 25. It's most unfortunate,
for I have no room for them...
- 26. neither mentally nor emotionally.
- 27. Does that seem quite heartless?
- 28. Honest, but not heartless.
- 29. Then the children
do not live with you?
- 30. No. They are at
my country estate in Bly.
- 31. A rather large, rather lonely place.
- 32. Still, I'm sure you'll agree with me, the
country seems the proper thing for children.
- 33. I see from your letter that you are, yourself,
the daughter of a country parson...
- 34. and, um ─ oh, yes, here it is ─
- 35. "More than anything,
I love children."
- 36. - Yes.
- How remarkable.
- 37. For several years now,
little Miles and Flora ─
- 38. Charming names, don't you think?
- 39. Have had only me.
- 40. Well, poor brats,
they need more than a distant uncle.
- 41. Well, of course they need
more than a governess.
- 42. They need affection and love...
- 43. and someone to whom they can belong
and who will belong to them.
- 44. You, Miss Giddens.
I feel that you are that person.
- 45. Sir, you ─
- 46. you do realize that this
would be my first position.
- 47. What does that signify,
if I trust you, if you trust me?
- 48. You see, Miss Giddens,
the person whom I engage...
- 49. must solemnly promise to accept
full and complete responsibility.
- 50. She must never trouble me.
- 51. Never. Never.
- 52. Neither complain nor appeal nor write.
- 53. Simply take the whole thing over...
- 54. and... leave me alone.
- 55. What do you say, Miss Giddens?
- 56. The children, uh ─
- 57. - Have they had a governess before?
- 58. Not that there was anything wrong
with Miss Jessel.
- 59. She was an excellent governess
and a most respectable woman.
- 60. The children quite liked her,
especially little Flora.
- 61. Oh, which reminds me.
- 62. Be careful not to broach
that subject to Flora.
- 63. She was so fond of Miss Jessel...
- 64. and... it did come
as an appalling shock.
- 65. I'm not certain
that I understand you, sir.
- 66. She died.
- 67. Yes, just when I thought
I'd got the whole situation settled...
- 68. and everything running smoothly...
- 69. the confounded woman died.
- 70. It was all very odd.
- 71. I was in Calcutta when it happened...
- 72. and have only now been able
to seek a replacement.
- 73. Meantime, my nephew
had to be sent off to school...
- 74. and the little girl, Flora...
- 75. is being chaperoned
by my housekeeper, Mrs. Grose.
- 76. Help me, Miss Giddens,
for truly I am helpless.
- 77. Give me your hand.
- 78. Give me your promise.
- 79. Well, sir...
- 80. if you are really sure.
- 81. Quite sure, and very grateful.
- 82. Only remember,
you're in supreme authority.
- 83. Whatever happens,
you must handle it alone.
- 84. Yes, I'll try.
- 85. I promise you that.
- 86. And I'll do everything I can
to keep the children happy.
- 87. Oh, stop. Please stop!
- 88. - Whoa there. - if you don't mind,
I think I'd like to walk from here.
- 89. As you wish, miss. Whoa.
- 90. Thank you.
- 91. Flora!
- 92. Flora!
- 93. Didn't you hear?
Someone is calling your name.
- 94. No, I don't think so.
I didn't hear anyone.
- 95. Isn't your name Flora?
- 96. I'm Miss Giddens.
- 97. Yes, I know.
You're my new governess.
- 98. I've been watching the road,
waiting for you.
- 99. - Are you afraid of reptiles?
- That rather depends. Why?
- 100. Because I've got one in my pocket,
and he's very eager to meet you.
- 101. Well, in that case, by all means.
- 102. His name is Rupert.
- 103. - Oh, a tortoise.
- We love each other.
- 104. Yes, I can see that you're very close.
- 105. Very.
- 106. There, now you've met Miss Giddens.
- 107. But Rupert isn't the only one.
- 108. I mean, ever since my uncle wrote...
- 109. we've all been waiting and waiting
for you to come.
- 110. Oh, we have been excited.
- 111. So have I.
I've been very excited indeed.
- 112. Not as excited as we have.
And not as excited as Mrs. Grose.
- 113. She's cleaned and cleaned
and had all the windows washed.
- 114. Just imagine ─ 134 windows.
- 115. - All that for me?
- Yes. And I helped.
- 116. - Oh, we will have fun together, won't we?
- Yes, we will, dear.
- 117. Oh, Mrs. Grose, she's here! She's here!
And she isn't afraid of reptiles.
- 118. And that's more than can be said of me,
- 119. I walked from the gate.
- 120. I ─ I wanted to see it all.
- 121. I'm glad to see you, Miss Giddens.
- 122. Really, I'm glad.
- 123. Oh, do please come in.
- 124. Thank you. You're very kind.
- 125. - Oh!
- Now, I expect you'd like a cup of tea.
- 126. - Thank you.
- But not you, Miss Flora.
- 127. Now, you know you're not allowed
in the house with that toad or turtle...
- 128. or whatever it is.
- 129. - Go on. Run along. Off you go.
- Oh, all right.
- 130. I had no idea.
- 131. I never imagined ─
- 132. Oh, I'm so sorry.
- 133. That's all right, miss.
It's always happening.
- 134. I never imagined
it would be so beautiful.
- 135. Well, we do our best.
- 136. Though half the rooms are empty now ─
locked and empty.
- 137. All the same,
it's too big a job to keep clean.
- 138. But what I always say is,
it's a heaven for children.
- 139. Oh, yes, a heaven.
- 140. And what an enchanting child she is.
- 141. There's not another like her.
- 142. Though, mind you, she has her ways.
You have your work cut out.
- 143. I don't doubt.
- 144. But she seems ─
Well, she certainly looks angelic.
- 145. Well, she is too.
- 146. But she does like to wander,
to go off by herself.
- 147. - We're always hunting her.
- Oh, yes. I heard you.
- 148. Just now, as I was coming through
the garden, I heard you call her name.
- 149. Oh, not me, miss.
- 150. Perhaps it was Anna or Cook.
- 151. Well, someone.
- 152. Sit down, miss, and have your tea.
- 153. Mmm. It'll be dark in here soon.
I'll get Anna to bring some lamps.
- 154. Miss Giddens?
- 155. Miss Giddens!
- 156. Has she gone?
- 157. Yes, for the moment.
- 158. You don't mind Rupert sharing a bit
of your cake, now, do you?
- 159. You watch out.
He'll grow too fat to fit your pocket.
- 160. - I have a pony too.
- 161. He isn't really mine.
He belongs to Miles.
- 162. Miles is my brother, you know.
He's away at school.
- 163. You must miss him very much.
- 164. Well, he'll be coming home soon.
- 165. But not, I should think,
until the holidays.
- 166. Time you went upstairs and got ready
for your bath, Miss Flora.
- 167. Promise, now, you won't go away.
- 168. I expect to be here
for a very long time.
- 169. And to think what qualms I had.
- 170. I was so afraid.
- 171. - Afraid, miss?
- I couldn't make up my mind.
- 172. Should I accept this post,
or shouldn't I?
- 173. Well, miss,
I'm sure I'm very glad you did.
- 174. Well, after all,
I didn't have much choice.
- 175. Their uncle is most persuasive.
- 176. And don't I know it.
- 177. Many's the time
he's worked his magic on me.
- 178. Even when he was a boy,
he could twist you around his finger...
- 179. and the children are the same way.
- 180. He doesn't come down here
- 181. Well, he likes the town life.
- 182. He always was
a very popular gentleman.
- 183. And what's the good
of being popular down here...
- 184. with only the children
and the pigeons and me?
- 185. - Mrs. Grose?
- Yes, miss?
- 186. - What was she like?
- Who, miss?
- 187. The other governess.
The one who died.
- 188. Who, Miss Jessel?
Oh, she was a young woman.
- 189. Some thought her pretty,
and, well, I suppose she was.
- 190. But not as pretty as you, miss.
- 191. Not by half.
- 192. He seems to prefer them
young and pretty.
- 193. Oh, he did.
He had the devil's own eye ─
- 194. I mean, that's his way, the master's.
- 195. - But of whom did you speak first?
- Why, the master, of course.
- 196. There's nobody else, miss.
Nobody at all.
- 197. Be careful, dear,
or you'll splash Miss Giddens!
- 198. And is the other one just as remarkable?
I mean, is he too as enchanting?
- 199. Well, if you like this one, miss, you'll be
quite carried away by Master Miles.
- 200. - Miles is coming!
- I seem to be carried away quite easily.
- 201. That's what happened to me in London.
- 202. Miles is coming!
Miles is coming!
- 203. Stuff and nonsense, miss.
You know very well Miles is at school.
- 204. Now, hold still.
- 205. Oh!
- 206. I've got a little bed in your room.
It's got curtains.
- 207. - How nice.
- 208. Mrs. Grose wanted to give you
a big room...
- 209. but I said,
"She'll only be there when she's asleep."
- 210. And big rooms get bigger at night.
Do you know that?
- 211. - Do they?
- Mrs. Grose doesn't know.
- 212. She shuts her eyes in the dark.
- 213. I think that's silly.
- 214. - I always look in the dark.
- Do you?
- 215. And what do you see?
- 216. There are a lot of empty rooms.
- 217. I said to Mrs. Grose, "I wish there was some
way of sleeping in several rooms at once."
- 218. Mrs. Grose was quite startled
by the thought.
- 219. I don't wonder.
- 220. "Stuff and nonsense," she said.
"Stuff and nonsense."
- 221. Now I lay me down to sleep.
I pray the Lord my soul to keep ─
- 222. Why can't Rupert sleep with me?
- 223. Because you might roll over
and crush him.
- 224. - Crush a tortoise?
- Now finish your prayers, dear.
- 225. If I should wake before I ─
- 226. if I should die before I wake,
I pray the Lord my soul to take.
- 227. Amen.
- 228. Miss Giddens, where would the Lord
take my soul to?
- 229. - To heaven.
- Are you certain?
- 230. Yes, of course,
because you're a very, very good girl.
- 231. But I might not be.
- 232. And if I weren't, wouldn't the Lord
just leave me here to walk around?
- 233. Isn't that what happens
to some people?
- 234. Whatever was that?
- 235. I'm sure something's been hurt.
- 236. An animal.
- 237. We must pretend we didn't hear it.
That's what Mrs. Grose always says.
- 238. - Pretend?
- Then we won't imagine things.
- 239. Sometimes one can't help...
- 240. I was just practicing, Mrs. Grose.
- 241. - Have you seen Miss Giddens, my lamb?
- I'm out here, Mrs. Grose.
- 242. Oh!
- 243. - There's some letters for you, miss.
- Oh, thank you.
- 244. - Oh, please, can I help you read them?
- Yes, if you like.
- 245. - Which first?
- Now, how can I tell?
- 246. - Then I shall choose.
- All right.
- 247. - Here.
- This one's from my sister.
- 248. Oh, look, dear.
- 249. Here's a picture of me
and my family together.
- 250. - Am I in it?
- How could you be? it's of my family.
- 251. Oh.
- 252. - Now this one.
- It's from London.
- 253. - Is it from my uncle?
- Yes, I think it is.
- 254. You do look pleased.
- 255. - Is he coming to see us?
- No, dear.
- 256. He's sent me a letter
from Miles's school.
- 257. - Flora?
- Yes, Miss Giddens, dear?
- 258. Didn't you say last night
that Miles was coming home?
- 259. Oh, look.
It's a lovely spider...
- 260. and it's eating a butterfly.
- 261. Mrs. Grose?
- 262. Here's a letter their uncle
has forwarded without opening.
- 263. It's from Miles's school.
- 264. He just wrote on the envelope,
"Am off to ltaly for the summer.
- 265. This is from Miles's headmaster.
Deal with it without bothering me."
- 266. - That's just his way, miss.
- But how am I to deal with it?
- 267. Miles has been dismissed
- 268. - Dismissed?
- Sent home.
- 269. Expelled.
- 270. But what has he done?
What do the gentlemen say?
- 271. Oh, they go into no detail.
They simply say ─
- 272. Here. Read it.
- 273. Read it for yourself.
- 274. It's no good, miss.
I never learned.
- 275. Oh, I'm sorry. I didn't realize.
- 276. They say that it is impossible
to keep him.
- 277. Why?
- 278. That he is...
an injury to the others.
- 279. Master Miles? Him, an injury?
- 280. Oh, stuff and nonsense.
- 281. You might as well think ill
of Miss Flora, bless her.
- 282. You've never known him to be bad?
- 283. Oh, I wouldn't say that.
- 284. You mean you like a boy with spirit.
- 285. Well, so do I, but not to the degree
- 286. To what?
- 287. To corrupt.
- 288. Master Miles?
- 289. Oh, miss,
are you afraid he'll corrupt you?
- 290. Miles is coming! Miles is coming!
Miles is coming!
- 291. Bly! Bly station!
- 292. Miles! Miles!
- 293. Miles.
- 294. - You're Miss Giddens, aren't you?
- 295. How do you do?
- 296. Oh, thank you, Miles.
- 297. She's our new governess, Miles,
and she's awfully nice.
- 298. I hope Miles will agree.
- 299. Come now.
- 300. Nothing's changed.
- 301. Oh, I've been longing
for these holidays.
- 302. Holidays?
- 303. Longing to see Bly
and Mrs. Grose and Flora.
- 304. And you. Flora wrote
and told me you were coming.
- 305. Did you have a good term at school?
- 306. Look, Miles! There's the lake.
- 307. Oh, it is nice to be back.
- 308. I hope you won't be lonely...
- 309. with just Flora and Mrs. Grose and me.
- 310. Were you happy at school?
- 311. May I tell you something?
- 312. Yes, Miles, of course.
- 313. I think you're far too pretty
to be a governess.
- 314. And I think you're far too young
to be such a deceitful flatterer.
- 315. Dearest Mrs. Grose!
- 316. - It is nice to be home.
- Stop! Stop!
- 317. - You'll have me out of breath!
- Come along.
- 318. It's all just the same.
- 319. Somehow ─ I don't know ─
I was afraid it might be different.
- 320. Oh, nothing ever changes here,
- 321. You look a bit thin though.
We'll have to fatten you up.
- 322. Oh, Miles, you haven't seen the pony!
- 323. - May we?
- Yes, of course!
- 324. Come on!
- 325. - Well, miss?
- It's just as you said.
- 326. Charm seems to run in the family.
- 327. And that cruel letter?
- 328. It must be a misunderstanding,
- 329. Yes, a mistake.
- 330. So, uh, what will you say
to Master Miles?
- 331. I shall have it out with him later on.
That can't be avoided. But not now.
- 332. I'm not going to spoil his homecoming just
because of some silly old schoolteacher.
- 333. Oh, yes, miss.
- 334. Oh, I ─ I'm so thankful
we're not to have trouble.
- 335. Dear Mrs. Grose,
what a comfort you are.
- 336. Why don't you come in, Miss Giddens?
- 337. How did you know I was there?
- 338. This is a very old house.
- 339. And anyway, I saw the light
from your candle under the door.
- 340. - You should be asleep.
- I'm much too excited.
- 341. - Excited?
- By being home. By seeing Flora.
- 342. And meeting you.
- 343. Besides, I like to lie awake.
- 344. - That's a very bad habit, Miles.
- Is it?
- 345. Yes.
- 346. What do you think about
while you're lying awake?
- 347. Oh, a world of different things.
- 348. And tonight...
- 349. were you, perhaps, thinking
- 350. Oh, no.
All that seems very far away.
- 351. Miles...
- 352. you do know that you will not be
allowed to go back.
- 353. You realize
that it is a very serious matter...
- 354. for a boy to be expelled from school.
- 355. I can't think what your uncle will say.
- 356. Can't you? I can.
- 357. He'll say,
"Don't bother me. I'm too busy."
- 358. - Miles, that's not true.
- Isn't it?
- 359. You've met him, haven't you?
You know what he's like.
- 360. He doesn't care about me or Flora.
- 361. He doesn't care what happens to us.
- 362. Miles, dear, you mustn't believe that.
- 363. Your uncle has ─
- 364. Well, he has... a great many
responsibilities and not enough time ─
- 365. To waste any on us?
- 366. I understand.
- 367. It's a bit sad though...
- 368. when people don't have time for you.
- 369. Oh, I have, Miles.
- 370. I have time.
- 371. And I care.
- 372. And, Miles, if there's something
wrong about school...
- 373. if there's something
you want to tell me ─
- 374. Miles, dear Miles...
- 375. can't you see
that I want to help you?
- 376. Trust me.
- 377. The candle's gone out.
- 378. Don't be frightened.
- 379. It was only the wind, my dear.
The wind blew it out.
- 380. Miles.
- 381. How long have you been here?
- 382. I don't know.
Twenty minutes, half an hour.
- 383. - Oh, then you must have seen him.
- 384. The man who was standing here
on the tower.
- 385. I've been quite alone
except for my greedy friends.
- 386. Well, that can't be true.
- 387. Not two minutes ago
I saw a man standing exactly here.
- 388. Perhaps it was me.
- 389. No, no, it was a man.
- 390. He was looking at me.
- 391. I expect you imagined it.
Or else ─
- 392. Oh, dear. I hope you won't
have to wear spectacles.
- 393. You're much too pretty for that.
- 394. Oh, yes, I expect I'm tired.
I haven't been sleeping well.
- 395. I know.
- 396. Flora told me.
- 397. She says you make little groans
and moans all night.
- 398. Of course,
one can never believe Flora.
- 399. She invents things, imagines them.
- 400. You mean like
poor, silly Miss Giddens?
- 401. Miss, would these,
by any chance, be yours?
- 402. Scissors. The gardener brought them up.
He said he found them in the garden.
- 403. Yes. I must have dropped them
this morning when I ─
- 404. whilst I was cutting the roses.
- 405. And just left them there.
- 406. I'm afraid today
isn't altogether my day.
- 407. I seem to be at sixes and sevens.
- 408. Well, miss, you've never
been away from home before.
- 409. A strange place, new responsibilities.
- 410. - Takes a bit of getting used to ─
- Mrs. Grose.
- 411. Is there anyone living here
that I don't know about?
- 412. Living here?
- 413. In the house, I mean.
- 414. I've met the two maids and the cook
and her husband, the gardener...
- 415. and I was just wondering
if there was someone I hadn't met.
- 416. Bless you, miss, I wish there were.
We could use another pair of hands.
- 417. Oh, hurry! Do come! You must see!
- 418. Miles is giving an "expedition!"
- 419. Oh, come! You must see!
He's awfully brave!
- 420. Miles!
- 421. Flora, watch me!
- 422. Miles!
- 423. Miles?
- 424. I didn't know you were watching.
- 425. That was very clever, Miles.
- 426. Do look, Miss Giddens.
I can draw too.
- 427. Miles isn't the only one
who can draw.
- 428. Oh, yes. Now I see.
- 429. It's lovely. A vase of flowers.
- 430. Goodness, no. It's a thunderstorm.
See the clouds and the lightning?
- 431. Oh, yes, dear.
Yes, well, I'm sure it's very original.
- 432. Perhaps you'll grow up
to be a famous artist.
- 433. - Did you hear that, Miles?
- Yes, dear.
- 434. But Miss Giddens is merely being polite.
- 435. Tell me, Miss Giddens, what do you think
I might grow up to be?
- 436. Anything you want.
- 437. But there's nothing I want to be...
- 438. except what I am ─
a boy living at Bly.
- 439. Oh, if only everything
could go on just as it is now.
- 440. I love this house.
- 441. Don't you, Miss Giddens?
- 442. It's very beautiful. And so large.
- 443. I expect it's the biggest house
- 444. The whole world, actually.
- 445. Oh, hardly the whole world, Flora.
- 446. Your house, where you used to live ─
was that a big house too?
- 447. No, it was very small, I'm afraid.
- 448. - How small?
- Very, very small.
- 449. Too small for you to have secrets?
- 450. Well, secrets were a bit difficult.
- 451. - But possible?
- Not for long.
- 452. Secrets require a privacy
that our little home did not provide.
- 453. - Did you play games in your house?
- 454. We had to be quiet, usually, because
my father was preparing his sermon.
- 455. But if he went out, we'd play
hide-and-seek all over the house.
- 456. Oh, lovely!
- 457. - Let's do that!
- All right.
- 458. You hide, and I'll seek.
- 459. We can go all over the house,
- 460. - Everywhere, I mean.
- Yes, I should think so.
- 461. Oh. Where are the children going?
It's their bedtime.
- 462. Yes, I know.
- 463. But I thought, just one little game,
and then right to bed they'll go.
- 464. Oh, they've won you over, miss,
already, I can see.
- 465. They have indeed.
- 466. We're ready!
- 467. I'm coming!
- 468. Anna?
- 469. Miss Giddens!
- 470. You'd never have found me
if I hadn't pounced on you!
- 471. - Oh!
- Did I frighten you?
- 472. - Yes, a bit.
- Now you're my prisoner.
- 473. - Oh, Miles! Let me go.
- 474. - You're hurting me.
- Am I?
- 475. - Yes, Miles. Please let me go.
- But why?
- 476. I told you. You're hurting me.
Now, Miles, I mean it.
- 477. - Do you?
- Oh, you've found it! I've missed it so.
- 478. Mrs. Grose must have hidden it here.
- 479. - Now it's your turn to hide.
- Hurry! Run!
- 480. All right.
- 481. Now where?
Oh, where shall I hide?
- 482. Wherever you like.
We'll count a hundred.
- 483. One, two, three...
- 484. four, five, six, seven, eight...
- 485. nine, 10, 11 ─
- 486. Miss Giddens!
- 487. Where are you?
- 488. Oh!
- 489. Miss? Miss Giddens?
- 490. Whatever are you
doing there, miss?
- 491. Heavens, child, you're white as milk.
- 492. I saw him!
Don't tell me I didn't, because I did.
- 493. - I saw him staring.
- Who, miss?
- 494. - The same man ─ the man on the tower.
- The tower?
- 495. But now, just now, he was staring
past me into the house...
- 496. as if he were hunting someone.
- 497. - What's he like, miss?
- He had dark, curling hair.
- 498. - And the hardest, the coldest eyes.
- Is he ─
- 499. - Would you say he was very handsome?
- Yes, yes. Handsome and obscene.
- 500. But I've seen him before.
Yes, he ─
- 501. I know where I've seen him.
A picture. There's a picture of him.
- 502. A miniature in a cracked glass
in the attic.
- 503. - I'll show you.
- Lt can't be.
- 504. - It can't be? You know him.
- 505. - Peter Quint, the master's valet.
- But you said ─
- 506. Yes, miss. You see, he's dead.
Quint is dead.
- 507. Dead?
- 508. Your pencil does have
the most terrible squeak, Flora.
- 509. It does, doesn't it?
But I can't help it, you know.
- 510. Can't you? I thought you
were doing it on purpose.
- 511. She is.
- 512. - Stop it! Stop begging!
- I'm not begging!
- 513. Yes, you are!
You're begging for attention!
- 514. There you are, begging again.
- 515. First for attention, now for affection.
- 516. - Stop it, Flora!
- Now, Miles. Hush, Miles.
- 517. Oh, darling. Oh, poor darling Flora.
- 518. There, now.
Look, I've made you cry.
- 519. Oh, what a hateful, what a grumpy
old governess you have.
- 520. - You're not grumpy at all.
- Of course you're not.
- 521. - Though I wouldn't wonder if you were.
- Nor would I, with everything so horrible.
- 522. Horrible?
- 523. Why, yes. You know, the rain.
Not being able to go out in the garden.
- 524. My squeaky pencil and me ─
I wasn't even trying to be good.
- 525. Oh, but you are good.
- 526. You both are.
- 527. I know what.
- 528. Let's put away our books
and let's pretend it's Flora's birthday.
- 529. - Oh, yes!
- All right, Flora, it's your birthday.
- 530. - What would you like to do?
- Have a party.
- 531. - A costume party.
- That's a splendid idea!
- 532. - Miles and I'll go and get all dressed up.
- May we?
- 533. - Yes, of course you may.
- Come along then, Flora.
- 534. Oh, good!
- 535. - Hurry, hurry, hurry!
- Where are you going?
- 536. - To dress up! You said we might!
- Well, I'll come with you.
- 537. No! Then there'd be no surprise.
You wait downstairs. We won't be long.
- 538. Hurry, hurry, hurry, hurry!
- 539. I've let them go.
- 540. - Go where, miss?
- 541. Oh, I've let the children go.
- 542. Upstairs, to the attic, perhaps.
- 543. Alone.
- 544. Is that all? They'll come to no harm.
- 545. I can't. I can't leave them alone,
not after the other night.
- 546. As for the other night, miss,
put it out of your mind.
- 547. Pretend it was part of a dream,
which perhaps it was.
- 548. A dream? Don't you think
I want to believe that?
- 549. That it was just the darkness,
- 550. But it's no longer dark.
It's daylight. And I know I saw him.
- 551. A man, or something
that once was a man...
- 552. peering in through the window,
looking for someone.
- 553. And if it isn't true,
if I didn't see him...
- 554. how could I have described him
- 555. Well, you had seen his picture.
- 556. Really, miss, you're
upsetting yourself over nothing.
- 557. You said he was the valet?
- 558. Yes, but when the master left,
Quint was alone with us, in charge.
- 559. Tell me, how did he die?
- 560. Quint?
- 561. Out there, miss,
on those very steps.
- 562. It was winter.
- 563. The coldest, blackest winter's night.
- 564. The steps were icy.
- 565. Quint, he came home late
after we were all abed.
- 566. Late and full of drink.
- 567. There was a wound on his head,
as if he'd slipped...
- 568. as if he'd fallen out there in the dark.
- 569. I can't forget his eyes.
- 570. They were open, filled with surprise...
- 571. with pain, like the eyes of a fox
I once saw ─
- 572. a fox the dogs had hunted down.
- 573. But it was an accident?
- 574. He was a peculiar man.
- 575. There were things in his life
that could account for violence done him...
- 576. vicious things ─
- 577. Oh. Well, it doesn't do
to speak ill of the dead.
- 578. The children never mention him.
- 579. Oh, no, miss, and neither must you ─
not to them.
- 580. You see, miss,
it was Master Miles that found him.
- 581. Oh, that poor little boy.
- 582. If you could have heard
- 583. seen the way he clung to him
and begged him to speak.
- 584. That poor little boy worshipped Quint.
- 585. Worshipped him?
- 586. That man? Miles?
- 587. You didn't know Quint, miss.
- 588. Such power he had over people.
- 589. You can't blame the child.
A lonely boy with no father.
- 590. Quint took advantage, that's all.
- 591. It made me sick to see Miles
trotting after him like a little dog.
- 592. They were always together.
- 593. Quiet, everyone.
- 594. The entertainment
is about to commence.
- 595. Oh, look, miss.
- 596. I borrowed your pin cushion.
I hope you don't mind.
- 597. Miss Giddens, dear,
would you sit there?
- 598. And, Mrs. Grose,
would you sit there too?
- 599. And now Miles will recite to you.
- 600. What shall I sing to my lord
from my window?
- 601. What shall I sing,
for my lord will not stay?
- 602. What shall I sing,
for my lord will not listen?
- 603. Where shall I go,
for my lord is away?
- 604. Whom shall I love
when the moon is arisen?
- 605. Gone is my lord,
and the grave is his prison.
- 606. What shall I say
when my lord comes a-calling?
- 607. What shall I say
when he knocks on my door?
- 608. What shall I say
when his feet enter softly...
- 609. leaving the marks of his grave
on my floor?
- 610. Enter, my lord.
- 611. Come from your prison.
- 612. Come from your grave...
- 613. for the moon is arisen.
- 614. Welcome, my lord.
- 615. Look at that.
- 616. - What, miss?
- I was afraid for them.
- 617. But what if he knows?
What if Miles knows?
- 618. Knows what, Miss Giddens, dear?
- 619. You think I'm imagining it, and yet just
now you yourself saw and heard Miles ─
- 620. Playing a game.
- 621. You told me Quint and Miles
were always together.
- 622. But Master Miles
wasn't to blame for that.
- 623. - Yes, but couldn't you have stopped it?
- I wasn't in charge, miss.
- 624. It wasn't for me to question
the master's arrangements.
- 625. The master put Quint in charge here.
- 626. Besides,
no one could go against Quint.
- 627. You were afraid of him?
- 628. But what of Miss Jessel?
- 629. Couldn't she have done something?
Or was she afraid of him too?
- 630. Not at first. At least ─
- 631. In the beginning, when she first came here,
she was always happy and smiling.
- 632. Very fond of music she was...
- 633. and dancing.
- 634. She and Miss Flora used to dance together,
dance by the hour.
- 635. But she changed.
- 636. Oh, yes, she changed.
- 637. 'Twas hard to believe,
her being an educated young lady...
- 638. and Quint being ─
- 639. Well, what he was.
- 640. Stop it, Miles! Stop it!
- 641. There. You see?
I knew they'd be overexcited.
- 642. - It's long past their bedtime.
- 643. But what did you mean
about Quint and Miss Jessel?
- 644. Look, miss, they're dead, gone.
- 645. There's no point in telling tales
of what's over and done with.
- 646. Over and done with.
- 647. Yes, but is it?
- 648. Let go, Flora. You'll fall in.
- 649. But I want to row the boat.
- 650. Silly. You know you can't.
- 651. Miss Giddens,
tell Miles to let me row.
- 652. I will, when you're a little older.
- 653. But it's too heavy for you now.
- 654. I don't care.
I've got a boat of my own anyway.
- 655. Heavenly, warm sun.
- 656. It's almost hot.
- 657. I like it when it's hot.
- 658. - Do you know what Miles told me once?
- No, dear. What?
- 659. He said that once, when he was on the lake,
he could see a hand waving on the bottom.
- 660. But Mrs. Grose said,
"Stuff and nonsense! Stuff and nonsense!"
- 661. Miss Giddens, can tortoises swim?
- 662. No, dear.
- 663. I thought perhaps they couldn't.
- 664. Flora, where did you
learn that song?
- 665. I don't think I remember.
- 666. It's the song
from the music box, isn't it?
- 667. Isn't it?
- 668. Flora!
- 669. Who is it?
- 670. Over there.
- 671. Oh, goodness, miss, you gave me
quite a turn sitting there in the dark.
- 672. - And where are the children?
- Upstairs with Anna.
- 673. I wanted to be by myself
for a while, to think.
- 674. Well, miss, I'm sure a little light
will make your thoughts more cheerful.
- 675. Mrs. Grose?
There are two of them.
- 676. I beg your pardon?
- 677. Two of those... abominations.
- 678. Today, down by the lake...
- 679. there in the broad sunlight...
- 680. I saw the other one.
- 681. - The other one?
- A woman dressed in black.
- 682. - Miss Jessel.
- Oh, but Miss Jessel's dead.
- 683. She died, why, almost a year ago.
- 684. Huh. Almost a year ago.
- 685. Almost a year.
- 686. Flora saw her too.
- 687. - Did she tell you so?
- No, of course not.
- 688. She lied to me.
Well, it amounted to a lie.
- 689. Oh, now, miss, I've never known
either of the children to tell lies.
- 690. - Why would they?
- 691. Because they are both playing...
- 692. or being made to play
some monstrous game.
- 693. I can't pretend to understand
what its purpose is.
- 694. I only know that it is happening.
- 695. Something secretive and whispery...
- 696. and indecent.
- 697. I tell you, believe me,
the children are in dreadful peril.
- 698. Well, what are we to do?
- 699. Then you do believe me?
- 700. You don't think I'm imagining it?
- 701. - I believe you, miss.
- Oh, thank God.
- 702. Thank God.
- 703. I've been so frightened.
I've felt so alone.
- 704. But together,
with you to help me ─
- 705. Oh, yes, miss, I'll help you.
Only tell me how.
- 706. Yes.
- 707. We must try to learn
what it is these horrors want.
- 708. Think, Mrs. Grose.
The answer must lie in the past.
- 709. Were Quint and Miss Jessel...
- 710. in love?
- 711. They were in love, weren't they?
- 712. Love? Oh, I suppose
that's what she called it.
- 713. But it was more like a sickness...
- 714. a fever that leaves the body
burned out and dry.
- 715. There was no cruelty
she wouldn't suffer.
- 716. If he struck her ─ Oh, yes,
and I've seen him knock her to the floor ─
- 717. she'd look at him as though
she wanted the weight of his hand.
- 718. No pride, no shame.
- 719. Crawl to him on her hands and knees,
- 720. And him laughing at her.
Such a savage laugh he had.
- 721. Oh, it hurts me to remember.
- 722. Bad she was, but no woman
could have suffered more.
- 723. A person ought to keep quiet about it.
- 724. You must tell me.
- 725. Oh, miss, there's things
I've seen I ─ I'm ashamed to say.
- 726. Go on.
- 727. Rooms...
- 728. used by daylight...
- 729. as though they were dark woods.
- 730. They didn't care that you saw them?
- 731. And the children?
- 732. I can't say, miss.
L-I don't know what the children saw.
- 733. But they used to follow
Quint and Miss Jessel...
- 734. trailing along behind
hand in hand, whispering.
- 735. There was too much whispering
in this house, miss.
- 736. Oh, yes, I can imagine.
- 737. Yes, I can imagine what sort of things
they whispered about.
- 738. Quint, Miles.
- 739. I can hear them together.
- 740. But there was nothing wrong
in Master Miles wanting to be with Quint.
- 741. Quint taught him to ride
and took him walking.
- 742. - The poor lad needed someone to ─
- To corrupt him?
- 743. But Master Miles
is a good boy, miss.
- 744. - There's nothing wicked in him.
- Unless he's deceiving us.
- 745. Unless they're both deceiving us.
- 746. - The innocents.
- Innocents they are, miss.
- 747. It's not fair.
You have no right to accuse them of ─
- 748. Oh, forgive me, Mrs. Grose.
I'm not accusing.
- 749. I'm just trying to put it together,
- 750. Tell me, were the children happy?
- 751. Oh, they seemed to be.
The same as now.
- 752. But sometimes I used to wonder if
they really cared for them, those two...
- 753. or if they weren't
just using them.
- 754. Using them?
- 755. Yes, of course they were...
- 756. and still are.
- 757. And in the end, what happened to her,
- 758. Oh, that was pitiful.
- 759. When Quint was found,
she went into blackest mourning.
- 760. Her, that should have
hated the man.
- 761. She grieved till there was something
crazy in her eyes.
- 762. Never slept. Never ate.
- 763. I used to hear her wandering about
all over the house, sobbing.
- 764. Couldn't go on.
- 765. Finally she died.
- 766. Here? At Bly?
But of what did she die?
- 767. Well, I suppose
you might say a broken heart.
- 768. Excuse me, miss.
They're in bed now.
- 769. All scrubbed and nice and waiting
for you to hear their prayers.
- 770. Thank you, Anna.
I shall be up in a moment.
- 771. One thing more before I go.
- 772. - Yes, miss?
- Our local vicar, what sort of man is he?
- 773. The Reverend Fennel? Oh, he's a
very fine sort of gentleman, miss.
- 774. Oh, but, miss, I wouldn't do that.
- 775. I mean, if you were thinking of discussing
with the vicar what we have been discussing ─
- 776. Oh, I wouldn't, miss.
- 777. - Why not?
- Well, it ─
- 778. it might cause talk, a scandal.
- 779. Haven't we worse to fear
than a scandal?
- 780. But what good would it do, miss,
telling the vicar our secrets?
- 781. He can't help us.
- 782. He's perhaps
the only one who can.
- 783. What good would it do, miss,
telling the vicar our secrets?
- 784. He can't help us.
- 785. Only remember,
you are in supreme authority.
- 786. Shh. Flora, it's a secret.
- 787. You must remember it's a secret.
- 788. Watch her.
- 789. Flora, it's a secret. It's a secret.
- 790. It's a secret. A secret.
- 791. I've made up my mind.
- 792. Right after church, I shall take the next
train to London and see their uncle.
- 793. - He must have returned.
- But why, miss? Why now?
- 794. Because I ─
We can go on no longer without help.
- 795. I know you're almost sick with worry,
but except for odd times...
- 796. you can't say the children
haven't been good.
- 797. But they haven't been good,
merely easy to live with.
- 798. Because they are not living with us.
We have no part in their real life.
- 799. Dear Mrs. Grose, I know it's hard for you
to think wrong of those children...
- 800. but there are things
that I haven't told you...
- 801. that I can't bring myself
to tell even you.
- 802. Look at them.
- 803. What do you think they're saying?
- 804. Well, I don't know, miss.
Just children's talk.
- 805. They're talking about them.
- 806. Talking horrors.
- 807. So far these monsters
have kept their distance.
- 808. Only been seen in high places...
- 809. through windows, across the lake.
- 810. But they intend coming closer.
And if they do ─
- 811. - What will you say to the master?
- Well, what can I say?
- 812. That his house is being poisoned?
- 813. That the children
are a pair of calculating liars?
- 814. That they have friends who would
frighten them out of their lives...
- 815. if they weren't deeply
and forever bound to them?
- 816. Oh, yes, I know,
he'll think I'm insane...
- 817. or that it's some stupid trick
to get him to notice me.
- 818. Oh, I wish there was
something I could do to help.
- 819. There is.
Have you told me everything?
- 820. If I am to convince their uncle,
I must have the truth.
- 821. All the truth.
- 822. How did Miss Jessel die?
- 823. Please, miss, we'll be late.
- 824. How did she die?
- 825. In wickedness.
- 826. She put an end to herself.
She was found in the lake, drowned.
- 827. Oh, I'm sorry, miss.
L-I should never have told you.
- 828. I'm glad you did.
- 829. Oh, go in, Mrs. Grose.
I'll follow you in a moment.
- 830. Flora.
- 831. I do wish you wouldn't go, miss. It seems
wrong somehow, your hurrying off like this.
- 832. I'm left with no choice.
Thank you, Mrs. Grose.
- 833. There's nothing else to be done...
- 834. except to go to their uncle, tell him
everything and force him to understand.
- 835. - Did you order the carriage for me?
- I did, miss.
- 836. I'll go and see if it's come round.
I'll get someone to take your luggage down.
- 837. Thank you.
I shall be in the schoolroom.
- 838. Miss Giddens?
- 839. Miss Giddens?
- 840. Are you ready, miss?
- 841. I'm not going.
- 842. Everything has changed.
- 843. Are you ill?
- 844. - Where are the children?
- Anna's giving them their milk.
- 845. The carriage is ready, miss.
- 846. From now on, we must never let them
out of our sight.
- 847. We can't take the slightest chance.
- 848. Of what?
- 849. She was here.
- 850. She was waiting for me.
- 851. Who?
- 852. She spoke.
- 853. - She spoke?
- Lt came to that.
- 854. Oh, I could feel pity for her...
- 855. if she herself
were not so pitiless.
- 856. And hungry. Hungry for him.
- 857. For his arms...
- 858. and his lips.
- 859. But she can only reach him ─
- 860. They can only reach each other
by entering the souls of the children...
- 861. and possessing them.
- 862. The children are possessed.
- 863. They live and know...
- 864. and share this hell.
- 865. Then surely
you must tell the master.
- 866. I can't leave them now.
- 867. I shall write to him and insist upon
his coming down here.
- 868. But even if he chooses
to ignore me...
- 869. with or without his help,
I think I know how we can save them.
- 870. Yes, miss?
- 871. They must be made
to admit what is happening.
- 872. One word, one word of the truth
from these children...
- 873. and we can cast out
those devils forever.
- 874. I pray to God you're right, miss.
- 875. Shh.
- 876. Softly. The children are listening.
- 877. He had a
wound on his head as if he'd slipped.
- 878. I can't forget his eyes ─
they were open.
- 879. What shall
I say when his feet enter softly...
- 880. leaving the marks of his grave
on my floor?
- 881. Kiss me. Kiss me.
- 882. Kiss me. Kiss me. Kiss me.
- 883. Look at the children.
- 884. Look at the children.
- 885. You're hurting me.
- 886. The children are watching.
- 887. The children are watching.
- 888. The children are watching.
- 889. Haven't they
taught you? Knock before you enter.
- 890. Knock before you enter.
- 891. - Knock before you enter.
- Knock before you enter.
- 892. Knock before you enter.
- 893. Knock before you enter.
Knock before you enter.
- 894. Knock before you enter!
Knock before you enter!
- 895. Knock before you enter! Knock before you enter!
- 896. Knock before you enter!
Knock before you enter!
- 897. Love me! Love me! Love me!
- 898. Love me! Love me!
- 899. Quint is dead.
- 900. Flora!
- 901. Somebody's walking in the garden.
- 902. Miles!
- 903. Oh!
- 904. Miles, what were you doing?
- 905. - When?
- You were looking up at the tower.
- 906. - You saw something.
- Of course I did.
- 907. - What did you see?
- Only you, Miss Giddens.
- 908. - I was waiting for you.
- 909. Oh, I knew you'd look out.
But don't you want to know why?
- 910. I'll tell you the real, true reason.
- 911. - But I wonder if you'll understand.
- I'll try.
- 912. Well, put me back to bed then,
if you're not too cross.
- 913. - Are you cross?
- Yes, I am.
- 914. I thought you would be.
Come on. I'll tell you when I'm in bed.
- 915. - Well, now ─
- 916. I wanted you to think me bad
for a change.
- 917. For a change?
- 918. Well, I thought I might be
becoming a bore.
- 919. Miles, tell me the truth.
- 920. But I am. I mean, good children
do get a bit boring, don't they?
- 921. So I thought, why not go out tonight
and wander about in my bare feet?
- 922. It was a shocking thing
to do, wasn't it?
- 923. Yes, very shocking.
- 924. Well, that was our plan.
Flora and I arranged it together.
- 925. But we giggled so.
I was sure you must have heard us.
- 926. Yes, I-I did hear something.
- 927. I told her to go
over to the window.
- 928. Then you'd be bound
to look out and see me.
- 929. Flora's been bad as well.
- 930. Miles, what are you hiding
under your pillow?
- 931. I'm not hiding it.
I'm keeping it warm.
- 932. I found it this morning ─
one of my pigeons.
- 933. I couldn't, could I,
leave it out there alone?
- 934. But, Miles...
- 935. its neck.
- 936. - It looks as though ─
- Someone had broken it.
- 937. Yes, poor thing.
I'll bury it tomorrow.
- 938. Kiss me good night,
- 939. Are you writing to your sister,
- 940. No, Miles, to your uncle.
- 941. I knew you would finally.
- 942. Did you?
- 943. I suppose you're telling him
what a wicked boy I've been.
- 944. It concerns you, in part, yes.
- 945. Well, do be sure
and give him my love.
- 946. Miles, isn't that the tune
that Flora's always singing?
- 947. Do you like it?
- 948. Where is Flora?
- 949. Isn't she here?
- 950. Shall I play you something else?
- 951. Flora!
- 952. Flora!
- 953. Flora!
- 954. Mrs. Grose! Mrs. Grose!
Flora, she's gone!
- 955. Miles planned it beautifully. Oh, yes, it
was very clever. Quick, we must find her.
- 956. - Where?
- By the lake where we picnic.
- 957. Where we saw Miss Jessel!
- 958. - You see? She's taken the boat.
- All alone, that child?
- 959. She's not alone.
And at such time, she's not a child.
- 960. She's an old, old woman.
- 961. - Flora?
- Oh, there you are.
- 962. I thought someone
was watching me.
- 963. And who did you think it was?
- 964. Why, Miss Giddens,
you came out without your hat.
- 965. So did you.
- 966. - How did you get here, dear?
- Ln the boat.
- 967. Miss? Miss Giddens?
- 968. And when did you learn
to row, Flora?
- 969. Miles taught me.
- 970. Why did you come here?
- 971. I always come here when I want to dance,
when I want to be alone.
- 972. And who gave you that music box?
- 973. - I don't think I remember.
- Miss Giddens?
- 974. Oh, yes, I do.
It was Mrs. Grose.
- 975. - No, it was not.
- Wasn't it, Miss Giddens, dear?
- 976. And where, my pet, is Miss Jessel?
- 977. Where is she, Flora?
- 978. Miss Giddens?
- 979. Where is she?
You know you can see her!
- 980. - Miss?
- Look, Flora, look! There!
- 981. - You know you can see her.
- I can't! I can't!
- 982. Admit it! She's there!
You know you can see her!
- 983. - I can't! I can't!
- But look! She's there!
- 984. - Stop it! I'm frightened!
- Stop it, miss.
- 985. But you can see her. You must!
- 986. Hush, hush, dear. Hush.
She isn't there. How could she be?
- 987. She's dead and buried.
Hush, little lamb.
- 988. I can't see anything! I've never seen
anything! You're cruel! You're wicked!
- 989. I hate you! I hate you! I hate you!
- 990. - Flora!
- Take me away from her.
- 991. She's cruel! Take me away!
Please take me away!
- 992. Don't look at her! Don't look at her!
She frightens me so!
- 993. Hush, dear. Come on.
- 994. Mrs. Grose!
- 995. Come on.
- 996. Come along.
- 997. I like it when the fire does that.
- 998. Shh. Hush, my love.
Anna will stay with you.
- 999. I've never known the equal.
Never. It's beyond nature.
- 1000. Now do you believe me?
Now that you've seen?
- 1001. Now that I've heard.
In all my years ─
- 1002. and I've known a vile tongue or two in my
time ─ never have I heard such obscenities.
- 1003. That pleases you?
- 1004. No, of course not, but it justifies me.
- 1005. Perhaps it is, but to hear such filth
from a child's mouth...
- 1006. I don't know where
she could have learned such language.
- 1007. - I know.
- I never heard her speak like it before.
- 1008. Never. Till you came.
- 1009. You saw who taught her.
You saw that woman.
- 1010. I know what I saw.
- 1011. Has she mentioned it?
Mentioned Miss Jessel?
- 1012. - Only to say there was no one there.
- Yes, and you pretended to believe her.
- 1013. I didn't have to pretend.
- 1014. Well, how can you say that?
- 1015. As though you ─ you too
were a complete innocent?
- 1016. Well, you lived here.
You knew those two.
- 1017. You knew them when they were alive, and
what influence they were on the children.
- 1018. And it frightened you. When I came
here, you were still frightened.
- 1019. Oh, you were.
I sensed it. And why?
- 1020. Because you felt
they weren't really dead.
- 1021. And now, despite all that,
you turn on me, you blame me.
- 1022. And all I want to do is save the children,
not destroy them. Don't you know that?
- 1023. All I know is Miss Flora
was a sweet, innocent child...
- 1024. a happy child,
until you made her face that ─
- 1025. That woman! Say it!
- 1026. That bad memory!
- 1027. It may have been the saving of her.
- 1028. But you must take her to her uncle.
- 1029. You must both go away tomorrow.
- 1030. Away from me, away from them,
the servants ─ everyone must go.
- 1031. And leave you here all alone?
- 1032. Except for Miles.
- 1033. We were together this afternoon...
- 1034. sitting in front of the fire.
- 1035. He didn't say anything...
- 1036. but he wanted to.
- 1037. It was like a pendulum...
- 1038. and I could feel it swinging my way.
- 1039. Slowly, slowly.
- 1040. Oh, yes, he wanted to reveal himself
and ask for my help.
- 1041. And we must give him that chance.
- 1042. Don't you understand that?
- 1043. After today, miss,
I doubt I shall ever understand you.
- 1044. It was a cruel thing.
And if you're planning another cruelty ─
- 1045. But to wake a child out of a bad dream,
is that a cruelty?
- 1046. If you were my age...
- 1047. and had cared for
as many children as I have...
- 1048. you'd know that waking a child can
sometimes be worse than any bad dream.
- 1049. - No.
- It's the shock.
- 1050. And then being suddenly deprived.
- 1051. No, no, you're wrong.
You're talking nonsense.
- 1052. As you say, miss.
- 1053. You and Flora
will leave tomorrow.
- 1054. It is my decision.
I shall send the servants away.
- 1055. He put me in charge ─
in sole charge, Mrs. Grose.
- 1056. Tomorrow
I must be alone here with Miles.
- 1057. Miss, may I ask what I am
to tell their uncle?
- 1058. The truth.
- 1059. The truth?
- 1060. Yes, miss.
- 1061. Thank you.
- 1062. Mrs. Grose,
have you got my letter?
- 1063. - What letter, miss?
- To their uncle. I left it on the desk.
- 1064. Oh, I haven't touched it, miss.
- 1065. Well, I wonder who ─
- 1066. Oh, of course. Miles.
- 1067. - You're accusing him of stealing?
- Well, what matter?
- 1068. It's just one thing more for us
to talk about when we're alone.
- 1069. - Where is Master Miles?
- He went out early this morning.
- 1070. But I shall wait for him.
- 1071. He'll come to me.
- 1072. Well, I-I suppose
Miss Flora and I had best be on our way.
- 1073. Give her my love...
- 1074. when she's better.
- 1075. And, Mrs. Grose, please...
- 1076. wait till you see Miles again...
- 1077. before you judge me.
- 1078. I can't judge you, miss.
- 1079. A body can only judge themselves.
- 1080. May God be with you, miss.
- 1081. So, here you are.
- 1082. I say, are we having tea in here?
- 1083. - Yes, Miles.
- How very grand and grown-up.
- 1084. Yes, and we can
talk together now, like adults.
- 1085. Jolly nice, I call it.
- 1086. I feel quite the master of the house.
- 1087. Where are the servants?
- 1088. They've gone home.
- 1089. Oh, did you send them,
or did they take fright and run away?
- 1090. What do you mean?
- 1091. Well, you're afraid,
and perhaps you made them so.
- 1092. And of what ─
assuming you are right ─
- 1093. of what am I afraid, Miles?
- 1094. I'm not a mind reader, my dear.
I've told you that before.
- 1095. But I do sense things.
- 1096. Don't worry.
There's a man in the house.
- 1097. - Is there?
- Yes. Me.
- 1098. I'll protect you.
- 1099. I say, it is fun.
- 1100. We've got the whole house
- 1101. More or less.
There are still the others.
- 1102. Poor Flora.
Is she awfully ill?
- 1103. I mean, is it serious?
- 1104. Has she gone to hospital?
- 1105. No, just to London.
- 1106. I think Bly
didn't agree with her anymore.
- 1107. - This house upset her.
- 1108. Oh, no, I had seen it coming on.
- 1109. Did you?
Then why didn't I?
- 1110. I love Flora, and I know what she feels
before she feels it herself.
- 1111. She loved this house.
- 1112. She was as happy here ─
- 1113. As happy as I am.
- 1114. - Are you?
- 1115. So very happy.
- 1116. Are you, Miles?
- 1117. If you'll excuse me.
- 1118. Miles, you haven't ─
- 1119. Poor Flora. She must have been upset
to have forgotten Rupert.
- 1120. Why did you want to
be alone with me?
- 1121. I think you know very well.
- 1122. What do I know?
- 1123. Or rather, what is it
that you want to know?
- 1124. Well, for one thing, why that night
when you were supposed to be in bed...
- 1125. why were you in the garden?
- 1126. I told you.
- 1127. The real reason, Miles.
- 1128. It's beyond me why you go on
asking a fellow questions...
- 1129. when every time he answers you
you tell him it isn't true.
- 1130. Because you are not telling the truth!
- 1131. Don't shout.
Don't be so angry.
- 1132. It does something to your face.
- 1133. It makes you look ugly and cruel.
- 1134. Miles. Miles, listen to me.
- 1135. I'm not a cruel person.
- 1136. I'm sometimes very foolish
and I make mistakes...
- 1137. but I'm not cruel.
- 1138. My father taught me
to love people and help them.
- 1139. Help them even if
they refuse my help.
- 1140. Even if it hurt them sometimes.
- 1141. And that's the only reason I'm here
is to help you.
- 1142. Whatever you've done,
I'm not against you.
- 1143. - I don't think it's your fault.
- But I haven't done anything.
- 1144. Then why were you
sent home from school?
- 1145. It must be...
- 1146. because I'm different.
- 1147. But you aren't.
You're like any other boy.
- 1148. Ah, now who isn't telling the truth?
- 1149. If you really thought that,
we wouldn't be having these conversations.
- 1150. No, my dear, you don't think
I'm like any other boy.
- 1151. That's why you're afraid.
- 1152. If I am, it's for you.
- 1153. And I am afraid for you, Miles.
- 1154. - If you don't tell me now ─
- There's nothing.
- 1155. Isn't there?
Why did you take my letter?
- 1156. You did take it, didn't you?
- 1157. Yes, I took it.
- 1158. Why?
- 1159. To see what you said about us.
- 1160. Us?
- 1161. Well, about me.
- 1162. And what did you discover?
- 1163. You thanked my uncle
for trusting you.
- 1164. You apologized for troubling him...
- 1165. for asking him to come down.
- 1166. Go on, Miles.
What else did I say?
- 1167. That's all I read. I heard footsteps.
I threw it on the fire.
- 1168. And did you take other things?
- 1169. Is that what you did at school?
- 1170. No, I'm not a thief.
- 1171. Then what did you do, Miles?
- 1172. I ─ Well, I ─ I said things.
- 1173. Yes, Miles?
- 1174. Sometimes I hurt things.
- 1175. And sometimes at night...
- 1176. when everything was dark ─
- 1177. - What?
- They screamed.
- 1178. The masters heard about it.
- 1179. They said I frightened
the other boys.
- 1180. And when...
- 1181. did you first see
and hear of such things?
- 1182. Why, I ─ I made them up.
- 1183. Who taught them to you?
- 1184. I told you,
they just came into my head.
- 1185. What were they?
- 1186. Shall I tell you
who taught them to you?
- 1187. I won't ever again.
- 1188. Shall I tell you who taught you the things
you've done, the things you've said?
- 1189. Shall I tell you his name?
- 1190. You don't fool me.
I know why you keep on and on.
- 1191. - Miles.
- It's because you're afraid.
- 1192. You're afraid you might be mad.
- 1193. So you keep on and on, trying to make me
admit something that isn't true.
- 1194. Trying to frighten me
the way you frightened Flora.
- 1195. - Miles. Please.
- But I'm not Flora. I'm no baby.
- 1196. You think you can
run to my uncle with a lot of lies.
- 1197. But he won't believe you,
not when I tell him what you are ─
- 1198. a damned hussy,
a damned dirty-minded hag!
- 1199. - You never fooled us.
- 1200. We always knew.
- 1201. - Miles?
- Forgive me.
- 1202. Hush, darling, hush.
- 1203. There.
- 1204. - I didn't mean it.
- 1205. It wasn't you.
- 1206. That voice, those words...
- 1207. they weren't yours.
- 1208. Forgive me.
- 1209. Oh, Miles. Dear Miles.
- 1210. Say it now.
- 1211. Now, while I'm holding you.
- 1212. Say his name...
- 1213. and it will all be over.
- 1214. Who?
- 1215. The man who taught you.
- 1216. The man you've been meeting...
- 1217. that you've never stopped meeting.
- 1218. You're wrong! You're insane!
- 1219. - You're insane!
- His name, Miles!
- 1220. You are insane!
- 1221. His name, Miles.
Tell me his name!
- 1222. - You must tell me his name!
- He's dead!
- 1223. - Look!
- 1224. Look!
- 1225. - Look!
- 1226. - He's here! For the last time, he's here!
- No, no, he's dead!
- 1227. He's here,
and you must say his name!
- 1228. Quint! Peter Quint!
- 1229. Where? Where?
- 1230. Where? Where, you devil?
- 1231. Where?
- 1232. He's gone, Miles.
- 1233. You're safe.
- 1234. You're free.
- 1235. I have you.
- 1236. He's lost you forever.
- 1237. Miles?
- 1238. Miles!
- 1239. Oh, no.