A daily note on some event in the history of mystery fiction.
Friday, December 25, 2015
12/25/1960 The Innocents arrive in time for Christmas
December 25, 1960. You might think it would be hard to find something mystery-related on Christmas day. Not a big publishing date. Ah, but tons of movies are released then.
The Innocents was an adaptation of Henry James' classic novella The Turn of the Screw, about a governess who becomes convinced her two young charges are being tormented by very nasty ghosts. Talk about a war on Christmas, huh?
Deborah Kerr starred. The flick won the Edgar for best Mystery Motion Picture.