The Hireling Poster

Release Date: 1973

PG|1 hr 35 min

Plot Summary
Steven Ledbetter (Robert Shaw) is the dutiful chauffeur of widowed British socialite Lady Helen Franklin (Sarah Miles). As Ledbetter helps Lady Franklin to overcome her mentally fragile state, he falls in love with her, but their differences in social standing seem to prevent any chance of a romance. Meanwhile, war veteran and rising politician Capt. Hugh Cantrip (Peter Egan) becomes involved with Lady Franklin, leading to a tense situation in her stately household.

Cast: Robert Shaw, Sarah Miles, Elizabeth Sellars, Peter Egan, Caroline Mortimer, Patricia Lawrence

Director: Alan Bridges

Genres: Drama

Keywords: Emotional, Love triangle, Brooding, Car, Underdog, Forbidden love, Mother, England, 1950s


Winner Costume Design
British Academy of Film & Television Arts (1973)
Winner Art Direction
British Academy of Film & Television Arts (1973)
Winner Most Promising Newcomer to Leading Film Roles
British Academy of Film & Television Arts (1973)