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The Hireling (1973) Poster

(1973)

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This major motion picture was filmed entirely on location in England.
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The film was entered and selected to screen in competition at the Cannes Film Festival in 1973 where the picture won in a tie the prestigious Palme d'Or (The Golden Palm) award shared with Jerry Schatzberg's Scarecrow (1973).
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The movie was made and released about sixteen years after its source novel of the same name written by L.P. Hartley had been first published in 1957.
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Actress Sarah Miles won a special award at Cannes, a Special Jury Prize, for her performance as Lady Franklin in this film at the Cannes Film Festival in 1973.
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One of two early-to-mid 1970s filmed cinema movie adaptations of novels of L.P. Hartley. The films are The Hireling (1973) and The Go-Between (1971).
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Final cinema movie produced screenplay of a fictional feature film for writer Wolf Mankowitz.
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One of two filmed adaptations of novels by L.P. Hartley which both won the Palme d'Or (The Golden Palm) award at the Cannes Film Festival. The films are The Hireling (1973) and The Go-Between (1971) and both won their gongs during the early-to-mid 1970s.
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The film has been considered a companion piece and comparative work to the latter American movie Driving Miss Daisy (1989). Both titles won Best Picture Awards, The Hireling (1973) at the Cannes Film Festival, and Driving Miss Daisy (1989) at the Oscars (the Academy Awards).
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The year that this period motion picture film was set was 1923.
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The picture was selected as being one of the top ten films of the year by the USA's National Board of Review in 1973.
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The movie won three BAFTA Awards. These were for Best Art Direction, Best Costume Design, and Most Promising Newcomer to Leading Film Roles - Peter Egan.
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The make and model of Steven Ledbetter (Robert Shaw)'s chauffeur vehicle was a black Rolls Royce.
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First theatrical feature film of actress Elizabeth Sellars in around six years with the last at the time having been The Mummy's Shroud (1967).
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This was the second consecutive film in which Sarah Miles portrayed a character with the title of "Lady." In her previous film, Miles played the title character of Lady Caroline Lamb (1972).
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Rare appearance in a cinema movie of actress Elizabeth Sellars who had only appeared in one theatrical feature film since The Chalk Garden (1964).
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The residence of Lady Helen Franklin (Sarah Miles) was "Sutton Place" which is located near Guilford which at the time was the home of Paul Getty.
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The Sutton Place manor mansion seen in the film was surrounded by a thousand acres of countryside and was built in the 16th Century.
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An entire wing of the Sutton Place manor was used for filming the movie. This included the production company shooting in the dining room and its spacious library.
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A portrait painting of Sarah Miles as Lady Helen Franklin was painted especially for the picture and hung in the library of the Sutton Place manor house.
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The "Sutton Place" mansion seen in the movie is located about three miles north-east of Guilford in Surrey, England. According to the Wikipedia website, it "is a Grade I listed Tudor manor house built c.1525 by Sir Richard Weston (d.1541) courtier of Henry VIII".
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