The Servant

United Kingdom, 1963

Film
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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.

Credits

co-producer

Norman Priggen

Joseph Losey

production company

Springbok Films

Duration

01:56:00:00

Production places
United Kingdom
Production dates
1963

Collection metadata

ACMI Identifier

36550

Language

English

Subject categories

Adaptations

Drama

Drama → Psychodrama

Economics, Philosophy, Politics, Religion & Sociology → Class consciousness

Economics, Philosophy, Politics, Religion & Sociology → Labor and laboring classes - Great Britai

Feature films

Feature films → Feature films - Great Britain

Literature → English literature - Film and video adaptations

Sound/audio

Sound

Colour

Black and White

Holdings

VHS; Access Print (Section 1)

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