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1 hr. 57 min.

Plot Summary
Tony (James Fox), a British aristocrat, hires the mysterious Hugo Barrett (Dirk Bogarde) as his household servant. The new employee soon begins to cause unrest in the household, and Tony is forced to send him away. But Barrett's influence extends further than Tony realizes, and he finds himself entangled in an intense psychological war with his former valet. Servant and master square off in a battle that redefines each man's understanding of fear, desire and class.

Cast: Dirk Bogarde , James Fox , Sarah Miles , Wendy Craig , Catherine Lacey , Patrick Magee ,

Director: Joseph Losey

Genres: Drama

Distributor: Landau Releasing Organization (LRO)

The Servant (1963)

Release Date: March 16th, 1964|1 hr. 57 min.

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  • 100
    Peter Bradshaw The Guardian

    It is a brilliant, subversive account of class relations and the changing times. show more

  • 100
    Total Film

    Losey creates an atmosphere of deepening claustrophobic menace shot through with episodes of savage black humour. show more

  • 100
    Tom Huddleston Time Out London

    It’s one of the most insightful films ever made about the British class system. show more

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