A socio-psychological drama in which a servant, Barratt, is hired by an upper-class, self-centred young man, who has moved into a new house at Chelsea where he plans to live with his fiancee after their marriage. Gradually the relationship of servant and master changes as the latter finds himself slowly falling under Barratt’s control Harold Pinter’s superb study of brooding hatred and hypocrisy within the ever-shifting borders of the class struggle is based on the novel ‘The Servant’ by Robin Maugham. Music by John Dankworth. Cast: Dirk Bogarde, Sarah Miles, Wendy Craig, James Fox.
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