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Title:
The servant
Author:
Losey, Joseph.
Edition:
[DVD version].
Publication Information:
Troy, MI : Anchor Bay Entertainment, 2001.
Physical Description:
1 videodisc (115 min.) : sound, black and white ; 4 3/4 in.
Summary:
"A pampered playboy acquires an elegant townhouse complete with a dedicated man servant. But when the young man's fiancè becomes suspicious of the servant's intentions, he and his 'sister' thrust the household into a sinister game where seduction is corruption and power becomes the most shocking desire of all."--Container.
General Note:
Widescreen format (aspect ratio 1.66:1).

Originally released as a motion picture in 1963.

"Based on the novel The servant by Robin Maugham."

"Studio Canal."

Special features include: Theatrical trailer ; talent bios.

For specific features see interactive menu.
Language:
English
UPC:
013131158090
Format :
DVD

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Wealthy wastrel James Fox hires insouciant cockney Dirk Bogarde as a valet. No sooner has he donned his working clothes than Bogarde begins exercising a subtle but insidious control over his master. Suggesting that the house could use a little fixing up, Bogarde convinces Fox to spend a whopping amount of money on it. But this is just a warm-up session for Bogarde, who by mid-film is calling all the shots in the Fox household, all the while pretending to keep his place. Fox's fiance Wendy Craig sees through Bogarde's game. Bogarde then brings his own lady friend Sarah Miles into the house. At Bogarde's insistence, Miles seduces Fox, thereby loosening Craig's hold on the confused young man. And so it goes. The homosexual subtext of The Servant disturbed some of the more hidebound critics of 1963; Harold Pinter based his cryptic screenplay on a novel by Robin Maugham. ~ Hal Erickson, Rovi