The Servant (DVD)
Joseph Losey's classic study of class warfare, adapted by Harold Pinter from Robin Maugham's original novel. Starring James Fox, Dirk Bogarde, Wendy Craig and Sarah Miles.
Director Joseph Losey's classic study of class warfare, adapted for the screen by Harold Pinter from Robin Maugham's original novel.
Spoiled young British aristocrat Tony buys a handsome Georgian townhouse and employs Hugo Barrett as his manservant.
Initially appearing to settle in well to his new position, Barrett, however, soon begins to exert his influence over his master, subtly ingratiating himself whilst plotting his next move, much to the horror of Tony's fiancee Susan.
As his influence becomes steadily more pervasive, culminating with the hiring of his 'sister' Vera into a position in the house, Barrett's sexual machinations eventually lead to a complete role-reversal, as he finally attains domination over his master.
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