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The Secret Adversary (1983)

TV Movie  -   -  Action | Adventure | Comedy  -  9 October 1983 (UK)
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After two old friends accidentally meet and resolve to become investigators for hire, they quickly become embroiled in a missing treaty and a Bolshevik conspiracy.

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Childhood friends Tommy and Tuppence (Prudence) meet in London after having served in World War I. Recently "demobed", short of money, and with no job prospects, they decide to become adventurers for hire. Soon, they are employed by the British Government to locate a secret treaty signed before the war. Bolsheviks, kidnappings, missing persons, and a marriage proposal for Tuppence, keep things moving for The Young Adventurers, Ltd. Written by Mike Smith <mismith@brody.med.ecu.edu>

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Agatha Christie - Matrimonio de sabuesos: El misterioso señor Brown  »

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In the final dinner scene, a fly lands on Julius Hersheimmer's hand. See more »

Quotes

[first lines]
Tommy Beresford: Tuppence?
Tuppence Cowley: Tommy! You, of all people, you.
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Followed by Agatha Christie's Partners in Crime (1983) See more »

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A faithful rendition of the book
22 July 2013 | by (Texas) – See all my reviews

Having just read the book, I went looking to see if a film had been made and found this. I felt the filmmakers did a very fine job in two hours and stayed very true to the original story. The actors playing Tuppence and Tommy were a little too old for their characters but looked youthful enough to pull it off.

Other reviewers complain about Gavan O'Herlihy playing the American, Hersheimer, however I felt he was believable in the role and didn't distract at all from the story.

The scenery, props, clothing, autos and music are authentic to the story's time frame of around 1920 and so even though it was made in 1983, it doesn't feel like an "80's" production and for Christie fans, is definitely worth seeing.


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