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The Hireling ()


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A young British woman suffering from depression over the loss of her husband develops an unusual relationship with her chauffeur.

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Steven Ledbetter
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Lady Franklin
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Captain Hugh Cantrip
Caroline Mortimer ...
Connie
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Lady Franklin's Mother
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Davis
Christine Hargreaves ...
Doreen
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Doctor
Patricia Lawrence ...
Mrs. Hansen
Petra Markham ...
Edith
Alison Leggatt ...
Passenger with Dog
Rest of cast listed alphabetically:
Anna Barry ...
Dinner Party Guest (uncredited)
Richard Burrell ...
Dinner Party Guest (uncredited)
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George Hilsdon ...
Perkins (uncredited)
Ernest C. Jennings ...
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Eric Kent ...
Man Going Into Building (uncredited)
Don McKillop ...
Boxing Match MC (uncredited)
Richard Pescud ...
Dinner Party Guest (uncredited)
Mike Reynell ...
Boxing Club Committee Member (uncredited)
Robert Sansom ...
Dinner Party Guest (uncredited)
John Saunders ...
Dinner Party Guest (uncredited)
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Boxing Club Committee Member (uncredited)
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Head Waiter (uncredited)
Alec Wallis ...
Pub Landlord (uncredited)

Directed by

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Alan Bridges

Written by

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Wolf Mankowitz ... (screenplay)
 
L.P. Hartley ... (novel)

Produced by

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Ben Arbeid ... producer
Terence Baker ... executive producer

Music by

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Marc Wilkinson

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Michael Reed ... director of photography

Film Editing by

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Peter Weatherley

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Natasha Kroll

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Phyllis Dalton

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Richard Mills ... makeup artist
Bobbie Smith ... hairdresser

Production Management

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Hugh Harlow ... production manager

Second Unit Director or Assistant Director

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Simon Relph ... assistant director
Michael Green ... third assistant director (uncredited)
Nigel Wooll ... second assistant director (uncredited)

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Mike Fowlie ... standby property man (uncredited)

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Cyril Collick ... sound recordist
Ken Scrivener ... dubbing mixer
William Trent ... sound editor (as Bill Trent)

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Cecil Cooney ... camera operator

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Brenda Dabbs ... wardrobe mistress

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Marc Wilkinson ... conductor

Script and Continuity Department

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Ann Skinner ... continuity

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Robin Demetriou ... cast and crew chef (uncredited)
Maureen Newman ... production accountant (uncredited)

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Also Known As
  • La méprise (France)
  • El equívoco (Spain)
  • Hyrechaufføren (Denmark)
  • Palkkalainen (Finland)
  • Najemnik (Poland)
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  • 108 min
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Trivia 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). See more »
Movie Connections Featured in The Hireling (2020). See more »
Quotes Lady Franklin: [Asking Hugh about his wartime experiences] Was it very bad?
[There is a telling silence: we cannot see his expression because of the shadows]
Lady Franklin: Well, you're back now.
Captain Hugh Cantrip: [as light and shadow flicker across his face] Am I? Sometimes I wonder...
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