The Beguiled [Blu-ray] [1971]

  • SKU: 4780223
  • Release Date: 11/10/2015
  • Rating: R
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The Beguiled
The Beguiled is a Freudian mood piece from the team of actor Clint Eastwood and director Don Siegel. Eastwood plays Corp. John McBurney, a wounded Union soldier during the Civil War, who takes refuge in a prim-and-proper Southern girl's school run by Martha Farnsworth (Geraldine Page). Chauvinistic, insensitive and conceited, McBurney takes full advantage of the women by bedding each successively -- and then learns the true meaning of "a woman scorned." ~ Hal Erickson, Rovi

Cast & Crew

  • Clint Eastwood
    Clint Eastwood - Corp. John McBurney
  • Geraldine Page
    Geraldine Page - Martha Farnsworth
  • Elizabeth Hartman
    Elizabeth Hartman - Edwina Dabney
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    Jo Ann Harris - Carol
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    Mae Mercer - Hallie

Overall customer rating

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  • Rating: 4 out of 5 stars

    atypical but powerful


    Just before starting his directing career with Play Misty for Me, Clint Eastwood starred in this surreal drama. He plays a wounded Union soldier trapped deep within Confederate lines who is discovered by the residents of an all-girls school, who carry him back to their homestead. As he's nursed back to health, he eventually proceeds to proposition (& be propositioned by) some of the students (who aren't quite of legal age) as well as the sensitive school teacher (Elizabeth Hartman), and even the school's headmistress (Geraldine Page), who has a secret or two herself. The drama which generates proves tragic for all parties involved. This overlooked film, in a way, paved the way for future Eastwood films such as The Bridges of Madison County, Mystic River, & Million Dollar Baby.

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  • Rating: 3 out of 5 stars

    Eastwood in a fair and early set movie.


    A somewhat kinky film for its time, 'The Beguiled' is an early work for Clint Eastwood that could attract fans but it's a movie neither a hero epic or a rommance. Clint Eastwood plays a charming and deceptive Union soldier in the Civil War rescued from injuries by hospitable southern girls into a school who he plays on their emotions to keep himself alive. Slow with some tension, the movie reflects on wartimes and feminism in the '70's. More a drama than a date movie by all means, movie trailer included.

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