Plot & Details
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."
- MPAA Rating: R
- Genre(s): Drama
- Run Time: 105min.
- Theatrical Release Date: 06/05/2005
- DVD Release Date: 07/22/1998
- Director(s): Don Siegel
- Starring: Clint Eastwood , Geraldine Page , Elizabeth Hartman , Jo Ann Harris , Darlene Carr
- Themes: Women During Wartime,Dangerous Attraction,Behind Enemy Lines
- Tone: Claustrophobic,Enigmatic,Moody,Ominous,Bleak,Elegiac
- Keywords: girls-school, Civil-War [US], amputation, girls'-school, legs, sex-starved, soldier, trapped
- Language: English