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Joseph Losey

The Servant

116' - 1963 - Drama - Dialogue: English
Director: Joseph Losey With: Dirk Bogarde, Sarah Miles, Wendy Craig
The Servant concerns Tony, a rather dim young man of the upper class who advertises for someone to look after him and finds a treasure in the diferential Barrett. The prospective mistress of this establishment is Susan, Tony's fiancée, who dislikes Barrett and resents Tony's growing dependence on him. A new element is introduced when Tony hires as a second servant Barrett's 'sister' Vera, who seduces him. Tony discovers Vera and Barrett in bed together and dismisses them both. Alone, Tony is unable to cope and when they meet by chance he re-employs Barrett. Knowing his power, the latter drops his differential mask and treats Tony with increasingly open familiarity and contempt as they pass their time in bizarre childish games.

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Credits

Director

Joseph Losey

With

Dirk Bogarde, Sarah Miles, Wendy Craig

Scenario

Harold Pinter

Producer

Joseph Losey

More information

Dialogue

English

Countries of production

United Kingdom

Screenplay based on

verhaal van Robin Maugham

Year

1963

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