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Hireling, The

Synopsis
A recently widowed aristocrat Lady Helen Franklin (Sarah Miles), shattered by her husband’s death, takes to a sanatorium to get her feet again. On her discharge she strikes up a hesitant relationship with her driver (Robert Shaw). A passionate and sensitive film that captures the intricacies of the British class system in the early 1920s, from the book by L P Hartley.
Language
English
Country
Great Britain
Year of release
2009
Year of production
1973
Subjects
Film studies; Literature
Keywords
feature films; literature - English; Hartley, Leslie Poles (1895-1972)

Credits

Director
Alan Bridges
Cast
Robert Shaw 
Sarah Miles 

Distribution Formats

Type
DVD
Format
Region 2 PAL
Price
£12.99
Availability
Sale
Duration/Size
103 minutes
Year
2009

Distributor

Name

Moviemail

Web
https://www.simplyhe.com/3000-moviemail External site opens in new window
Phone
0844 848 2000
Address
Simply Home Entertainment
PO Box 7741
Ringwood
BH24 9FA
UK
Notes
As of December 2016 the Moviemail web presence is incorporated within the Simply Media website

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