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The Hireling

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Directed by Alan Bridges
Produced by Ben Arbeid
Written by Wolf Mankowitz
Starring Robert Shaw
Sarah Miles
Music by Marc Wilkinson
Cinematography Michael Reed
Distributed by Columbia Pictures
Release date(s) United States 10 June 1973 (NYC only)
Running time 95 min.
Country United Kingdom

The Hireling is a 1973 film directed by Alan Bridges, based on an 1957 novel by LP Hartley, which starred Robert Shaw and Sarah Miles. It tells the story of a chauffeur who falls in love with an aristocratic woman.

It shared the Grand Prix with Scarecrow at the 1973 Cannes Film Festival.[1][2]



  1. ^ "Festival de Cannes: The Hireling". Retrieved 2009-04-19.  
  2. ^ "U.S. Film Shares Cannes Prize". Los Angeles Times: p. B9. 1973-05-26. "The Cannes Film Festival Grand Prix Friday was awarded jointly to the American film "Scarecrow" by Jerry Schatzberg and the British entry "The Hireling" bv Alan Bridges."  

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