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An Unsuitable Job for a Woman (1982)

A rather loose adaptation of the P. D. James novel. Cordelia Gray, the survivor of a partnership in a detective agency, is asked by the assistant of James Calendar to investigate the ... See full summary »

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A rather loose adaptation of the P. D. James novel. Cordelia Gray, the survivor of a partnership in a detective agency, is asked by the assistant of James Calendar to investigate the suicide of his son, Mark. About the same age as Mark, Cordelia is resourceful in her investigation, but smitten with the dead son and becomes obsessed with his memory and his increasingly suspicious death. She interviews his friend, Andrew, and his girlfriend, Isobel. She is also interested in James Calendar's assistant, Elizabeth Leaming, who seems to have a more than natural interest in Mark. She is thrown down an abandoned well and later chases her assailant, Andrew... Written by Brian Wallen <b-wallen@uiuc.edu>

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26 April 1985 (USA)  »

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Ett opassande jobb för en kvinna  »

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The film was made and released about a decade or ten years after its source detective novel of the same name by P.D. James had been first published in 1972. See more »

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a lost and wonderful movie from former 'time out' film critic chris pettit.
4 February 2003 | by (manchester, england) – See all my reviews

this is a quirky and effective thriller which was the second movie to be made by chris pettit; an interesting film director whose previous film was another rarely seen gem named 'radio on' which was filmed in black and white and boasted the screen debut of sting. i can vaguely recollect seeing this movie way back in '82 when it had a limited cinema release and as far as i know; video copies are non existent. recommended.


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