The Hireling
First screened in May 2013
Director: Alan Bridges. Cast: Sarah Miles, Robert Shaw, Peter Egan, Elizabeth Sellars, Caroline Mortimer, Ian Hogg, Christine Hargreaves, Patricia Lawrence, Lyndon Brook, Petra Markham. Screenplay: Wolf Mankowitz (based on the novel by L.P. Hartley).

Twitter Capsule: Bald stab at another, comparably fuzzy Go-Between. Points off for originality or depth but Sarah Miles is quite good.

VOR:   How do you win three BAFTAs and a Palme d'or and still make next to zero mark? Solid craftsmanship but less adventurous than the movies it recalls.

Photo © 1973 Columbia Pictures

Not yet reviewed in full. Grade: B–

Cannes Film Festival: Palme d'or (Best Picture; tie)
British Academy Awards (BAFTAs): Best Art Direction (Natasha Kroll); Best Costume Design (Phyllis Dalton); Most Promising Newcomer (Peter Egan)

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