A rule bound head butler's world of manners and decorum in the household he maintains is tested by the arrival of a housekeeper who falls in love with him in post-WWI Britain. The possibility of romance and his master's cultivation of ties with the Nazi cause challenge his carefully maintained veneer of servitude.
|Emma Thompson||Miss Kenton|
|James Fox||Lord Darlington|
|Peter Vaughan||Stevens Vater|
|Ruth Prawer Jhabvala||Screenplay|