The Beguiled (1970)

Type Feature Film
MPAA Rating R
Runtime 1hr 45mins.
Genres Drama, Romance
Keywords 1800s, civil war, melodrama, psychodrama, school
Status Released
US Release Date
Name Credit Credited as Role Id Sort Order
Carl Pingitore Editor n/a 172 7000001
Lalo Schifrin Music n/a 120781 8000001
Bruce Surtees Director of Photography n/a 120780 6000001
Burt Astor Assistant Director n/a 163 5000002
Irene Kamp Screenplay n/a 120778 4000003
Joe Cavalier Production Manager n/a 305 5000001
Ted Haworth Production Designer n/a 164 9000001
John Austin Set Decorator n/a 165 9000002
Waldon O Watson Sound n/a 120816 14000001
John Mack Sound n/a 120816 14000002
Bud Westmore Makeup n/a 353 13000002
Helen Colvig Costumes n/a 120828 13000001
Alexander Golitzen Art Director art direction 183 9000003
Thomas Cullinan Source Material (from novel) n/a 120793 4000002
Albert Maltz Screenplay n/a 120778 4000001
Mae Mercer Actor Hallie 1 1000006
Pamelyn Ferdin Actor Amy 1 1000007
Darleen Carr Actor Doris 1 1000005
Jo Ann Harris Actor Carol 1 1000004
Geraldine Page Actor Martha 1 1000002
Elizabeth Hartman Actor Edwina 1 1000003
Melody Thomas Scott Actor Abigal 1 1000008
Peggy Drier Actor Lizzie 1 1000009
Don Siegel Producer n/a 3 3000001
Claude Traverse Associate Producer n/a 171 3000002
Joe Cavalier Director 2nd unit director 2 2000002
Don Siegel Director n/a 2 2000001
Pattye Mattick Actor Janie 1 1000010
Clint Eastwood Actor John McBurney 1 1000001
Near the end of the Civil War, wounded Yankee soldier John McBurney is close to death when he is rescued by a twelve-year-old girl from a Louisiana boarding school. As John recovers, he begins to charm the girls, becoming the object of their awakening sexuality and jealousy runs rampant. After he rejects the headmistress of the school for a younger girl, John falls down the stairs breaking his leg, which eventually must be amputated. John begins to drink, and his behavior alienates both teachers and students. He makes an attempt to reform, but it is too late, as the headmistress and girls have decided to solve their problem by feeding him poison mushrooms.