The Beguiled (1971)

Genres - Drama  |   Sub-Genres - Melodrama, Period Film  |   Run Time - 105 min.  |   Countries - USA  |   MPAA Rating - R
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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."

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soldier, Civil-War [US], girls'-school, amputation, trapped, sex-starved, legs

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