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The maids / the Ely Landau Organization, Inc. and Cinevision, Ltee present The American Film Theatre ; a Robert Enders film in association with Cine Films ; produced by Robert Enders ; screenplay by Robert Enders and Christopher Miles ; directed by Christopher Miles.

Enders, Robert. (Added Author). Miles, Christopher. (Added Author). Jackson, Glenda. (Added Author). York, Susannah. (Added Author). Merchant, Vivien. (Added Author). Burns, Mark, 1936-2007 (Added Author). Slocombe, Douglas, 1913-2016 (Added Author). Tanner, Peter, 1914-2002 (Added Author). Johnson, Laurie, 1927- (Added Author). Genet, Jean, 1910-1986 Bonnes. English. (Added Author). American Film Theatre. (Added Author). Ely Landau Organization. (Added Author). Cinevision (Firm) (Added Author). Cine Films, Inc. (Added Author). Kino International Corporation (Added Author). Glenda Jackson, Susannah York, Vivien Merchant, Mark Burns. (Cast).
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Available copies

  • 2 of 2 copies available at Evergreen Indiana.

Current holds

0 current holds with 2 total copies.

Location Call Number / Copy Notes Barcode Shelving Location Status Due Date
Newburgh Chandler PL - Bell Road Library DVD MAIDS (Text) 39206019424686 Audiovisual - DVD Available -
West Lafayette PL - West Lafayette DVD MAI (Text) 31951004303209 Main Floor - New Arrivals Available -

Record details

  • Physical Description: 1 videodisc (94 min.) : sound, color ; 4 3/4 in.
  • Edition: [Widescreen ed.].
  • Publisher: [New York] : Kino on Video, [2003]

Content descriptions

General Note:
Originally released as a motion picture in 1974.
Based on the play by Jean Genet.
Special features: theatrical trailer; "Jean Genet and The maids" an essay by Michael Feingold; AFT cinebill for The maids; stills gallery; an interview with Edie Landau; "Ely Landau: in front of the camera" AFT promotional reel, 1974; American Film Theatre trailer gallery; American Film Theatre scrapbook.
Creation/Production Credits Note:
Director of photography, Douglas Slocombe ; editor, Peter Tanner ; music, Laurie Johnson.
Participant or Performer Note:
Glenda Jackson, Susannah York, Vivien Merchant, Mark Burns.
Summary, etc.:
Two Parisian sisters, Solange and Claire, serve as maids to a cruel socialite, but whenever she leaves, the two act out a bizarre, complex role-playing psychodrama of domination and control that feeds their powerful lust for revenge upon the mistress they serve.
Target Audience Note:
MPAA rating: PG.
System Details Note:
DVD, letterboxed (1.85:1), enhanced for 16x9 televisions.
Subject: Genet, Jean, 1910-1986 > Film and video adaptations.
Digital recordings.
Women household employees > France > Paris > Drama.
Murder > France > Paris > Drama.
Genre: Feature films.
Feature films.

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