The Beguiled

Burbank, CA: The Malpaso Company, 1971. Vintage borderless photograph of Clint Eastwood and Don Siegel on set from the 1971 film. With a rubber stamp crediting photographer Andre Marinie on the verso.

Based on Thomas Cullinan's 1966 novel, set during the American Civil War, about an injured Yankee soldier (Eastwood), who is rescued by a teenage girl from a Southern boarding school. At the school, the students and staff are at first shy to the soldier, but as he recovers his charms win them over. As he "seduces" nearly every student and staff member, jealousy among them arises, creating a steamy and sadistic theme (including some scenes of sexual tension that "beguiled" censors and audiences of the 1970s). Don Siegel would direct Eastwood the same year in "Dirty Harry," a far throw from the dramatic, repressed feel of this film.

Set in Louisiana, shot on location in Louisiana and California.

9.5 x 7.25 inches. Near Fine, light creasing and light edgewear.

[Book #146016]