1965 The Nanny

The Nanny - 1965

A Hammer film production presented by Associated British Productions Limited afld released through Warner-Pathe Distributors Limited (UK) and Twentieth Century-Fox (USA)

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MPAA Approved Certificate 

The characters and incidents portrayed and the names used herein are fictitious and any similarity to the name, character, or history of any person is entirely accidental and unintentional 

RCA Sound System 

Made at the Elstree Studios of Associated British Productions Limited, Herts, England 

Black and White 93 mins 


Nanny is the mainstay of the Fane household, so why does ten-year-old Joey hate her so much? She seems so sweet and innocent, yet he will not eat anything cooked by her, will not sleep in a room prepared by her and will not even take a bath unless she swears to keep out of the room. There must be something wrong with Joey, because there can't possibly be anything wrong with Nanny, can there:...?

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Production Designer Edward Carrick
Supervising Editor James Needs
Production Manager George Fowler
Editor Tom Simpson
Assistant Director Christopher Dryhurst
Sound Recordist Norman Coggs
Sound Editor Charles Crafford
Continuity Renee Glynne
Make-up Tom Smith
Hair Stylist A.G. Scott
Wardrobe Consultant Rosemary Burrows
Wardrobe Mistress Mary Gibson
Recording Supervisor A.W. Lumkin
Camera Operator Kelvin Pike
Director of Photography Harry Waxman, BSC
Music Composed by Richard Rodney Bennett
Musical Supervisor Philip Martell
Screenplay by
Jimmy Sangster
Based on the novel "The Nanny" by Evelyn Piper
Produced by Jimmy Sangster
Directed by Seth Holt


Nanny Bette Davis
Virgie Wendy Craig
Pen Jill Bennett
Bill James Villiers
Joey William Dix
Bobby Pamela Franklin
Dr Medman Jack Watling
Dr Beamaster Maurice Denham
Dr Wills Alfred Burke
Mrs Griggs Nora Gordon
Sarah Sandra Power
Milkman Harry Fowler
Susy Anghharad Aubrey


This was Hammer's last black and white production.
 Bette Davis's roles in this film and in "The Anniversary" (1968) came about as a result of the fact that Hammer at the time was co-owned by the Hyams, her son-in-law's family. 
Seth Holt, a very experienced film editor from the golden school of Ealing, directed two other films for Hammer - "Taste of Fear" (1961), and "Blood from the Mummy's Tomb" (1971).
 Pamela Franklin played the little girl Flora, one of the children beset by ghosts in Jack Clayton's chilling film "The Innocents" (1961), which was photographed by Freddie Francis.

Details were complied viewing the actual film. 
Source of viewing copy - The Hammer Graveyard Collection