Wounded and near death, a young Union Army corporal is found in the woods of Virginia during the height of the Civil War and brought to the nearby Miss Martha Farnsworth Seminary for Young Ladies. Almost immediately he sets about beguiling the three women and five teenage girls stranded in this outpost of Southern gentility, eliciting their love and fear, pity and infatuation, and pitting them against one another in a bid for his freedom. But as the women are revealed for what they really are, a sense of ominous foreboding closes in on the soldier, and the question becomes: Just who is the beguiled?
THOMAS CULLINAN was a novelist and playwright, as well as a writer for television. In addition to The Beguiled, he wrote three more novels: The Bedeviled, The Besieged, and The Eighth Sacrament, as well as several plays, which are still produced. Mr. Cullinan received a Ford Foundation grant to represent the United States at a literary colloquium held in Berlin in 1964. He wrote a weekly television program in his hometown of Cleveland, Ohio, both for WKYC, a local television affiliate, and for Case Western Reserve University . The Beguiled was first made into a film in 1971 starring Clint Eastwood and Geraldine Page, and again in 2017, directed by Sofia Coppola and starring Nicole Kidman, Kirsten Dunst, and Colin Farrell. He is survived by his son Thomas W. and his wife Helen.
The Beguiled trailer can be found on IMDB at: http://m.imdb.com/title/tt5592248
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