Blue Blood

Blue Blood

Andrew Sinclair (1973)

U Certificate


Our Score
It's hard to find the words to express just how abysmal this reworking of The Servant really is. Based on Alexander Thynne's psychological shocker The Carry-Cot, it is directed with revolting enthusiasm by Andrew Sinclair, who, unsurprisingly, has not been entrusted with many features since. As the vicious butler intent on destabilising his weak-kneed aristocratic employer (Derek Jacobi), Oliver Reed gesticulates and rolls his eyes in a manner more befitting villainous Eric Campbell in a Charlie Chaplin short than a figure of menace in a supposedly literate tale of manipulation and witchcraft. So dire, it's not even a curio.


The butler at a country house leads a double life as the leader of a satanic cult. He forms an alliance with the household's German governess, and together they plot to take control of the estate's weak-willed aristocratic owner. Horror, starring Oliver Reed and Derek Jacobi.

Cast & Crew

Tom Oliver Reed
Gregory Derek Jacobi
Lily Fiona Lewis
Carlotta Anna Gael
Beate Krug Meg Wynn Owen
Clurman John Rainer
Jones Richard Davies (2)
Agnes Gwyneth Owen
Director Andrew Sinclair
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Other Information

Language: EnglishColourTheatrical distributor: Assoc. British Pathe LtdAvailable on: video