Old Hollywood
Cinema
1900-1979

Nostalgia is a seductive liar - George Wildman Ball
The  Innocents (1961, dir. Jack Clayton, screenplay by Truman  Capote, based on Henry James’s The Turn of the Screw)

The Innocents (1961, dir. Jack Clayton, screenplay by Truman Capote, based on Henry James’s The Turn of the Screw)


Shirley Temple as pint-sized gangland enforcer Cindy “Maddog” Ellison in Baby Take a Bow (1934, dir. Harry Lachman)
(The above description of Temple’s character may or may not be wildly inaccurate, in the interest of a better story)

Shirley Temple as pint-sized gangland enforcer Cindy “Maddog” Ellison in Baby Take a Bow (1934, dir. Harry Lachman)

(The above description of Temple’s character may or may not be wildly inaccurate, in the interest of a better story)

Patty McCormack in The Bad Seed (1956, dir. Mervyn LeRoy) as Rhoda: gifted pianist, rollerskating aficionado, serial killer (photo by Nina Leen for LIFE)

Patty McCormack in The Bad Seed (1956, dir. Mervyn LeRoy) as Rhoda: gifted pianist, rollerskating aficionado, serial killer (photo by Nina Leen for LIFE)

Ennio Morricone Chi l’ha vista morire?/Who Saw Her Die? (Chi l’ha vista morire?: Original Motion Picture Soundtrack)

Isla CameronO Willow Waly 

The lovely yet creepy O Willow Waly was composed by George Auric & Paul Dehn for 1961’s The Innocents, and sung by Cameron in a false soprano that mimicked the voice of a child.

The Innocents (1961, dir. Jack Clayton, based on the Henry James ghost story, The Turn of the Screw) (via)
What shall I say when he knocks on my door? What shall I say when his feet enter softly? Leaving the marks of his grave on my floor.

The Innocents (1961, dir. Jack Clayton, based on the Henry James ghost story, The Turn of the Screw(via)

What shall I say when he knocks on my door? What shall I say when his feet enter softly? Leaving the marks of his grave on my floor.

Lalo Schifrin - Main Title (The Amityville Horror: Music from the Original Motion Picture Soundtrack)