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The Servant dir. Joseph Losey

Join us for the 4pm screening of Joseph Losey's The Servant.

The first of three acclaimed collaborations between director Joseph Losey and writer Harold Pinter, this memorably mordant study of class, sex, conspiracy and corruption was a landmark in the development of British cinema.

When Hugo Barrett (Dirk Bogarde) is taken on as ‘gentleman’s gentleman’ in the Chelsea home of indolent aristocrat Tony (James Fox), all seems to go well until the playboy’s girlfriend Susan (Wendy Craig) takes a dislike to the perfectly efficient employee. Then Barrett persuades Tony to hire his sister Vera (Sarah Miles) as a live-in maid, and matters take another turn for the worse... Skilfully adapting a postwar novelette by Robin Maugham, Pinter and Losey created one of the definitive depictions of the English class system in all its fading, decadent glory, observing the shifts in power between moneyed master and scheming servant with beady glee. Losey’s baroque direction makes eloquent use of cinematographer Douglas Slocombe’s subtle lighting, Richard MacDonald’s meticulously designed interiors and John Dankworth’s score, while the cast is uniformly fine, Bogarde’s performance in particular being so strong that it transformed his career.

Geoff Andrew

Advance booking is highly recommended.

We'll meet by the box office at 3.45pm, for the 4pm screening - if you can't spot us my mobile is 07847647038.

Look forward to seeing you there!

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  • Lola

    Great movie and brilliant company with stimulating post-movie conversation

    March 31, 2013

  • Lola

    hi there, my ticket is c5. Look forward to the movie!

    March 31, 2013


    I'm sorry that I won't be able to make this film as it is one of my favourites! Other Easter commitment I'm afraid. I hope you all enjoy it and have a good evening. I do so appreciate this group. Interesting, like-minded people and thought provoking films. Thank you.

    March 26, 2013

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