MOVIEmeter
SEE RANK
Down 9,822 this week

The Secret Adversary (1983)

TV Movie  |  PG  |   |  Adventure, Crime, Drama  |  9 October 1983 (UK)
7.1
Your rating:
    1 2 3 4 5 6 7 8 9 10 -/10 X  
Ratings: 7.1/10 from 203 users  
Reviews: 6 user | 1 critic

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.

Director:

Writers:

(novel),
0Check in
0Share...

User Lists

Related lists from IMDb users

a list of 22 titles
created 14 Aug 2012
 
list image
a list of 141 titles
created 14 Nov 2013
 
a list of 32 titles
created 7 months ago
 
a list of 1325 titles
created 6 months ago
 
a list of 1951 titles
created 6 months ago
 

Related Items

Connect with IMDb


Share this Rating

Title: The Secret Adversary (TV Movie 1983)

The Secret Adversary (TV Movie 1983) on IMDb 7.1/10

Want to share IMDb's rating on your own site? Use the HTML below.

Take The Quiz!

Test your knowledge of The Secret Adversary.
Learn more

People who liked this also liked... 

Partners in Crime (TV Series 1984)
Crime | Drama | Mystery
    1 2 3 4 5 6 7 8 9 10 6.7/10 X  

When their ex-husband Raymond winds up murdered, Carole and Sydney set out to find his killer and eventually decide to run the detective agency Raymond has left them.

Stars: Lynda Carter, Loni Anderson, Walter Olkewicz
Sparkling Cyanide (TV Movie 2003)
Crime | Drama | Mystery
    1 2 3 4 5 6 7 8 9 10 5.1/10 X  

In this TV movie, a classic mystery is updated and relocated to a glamorous world of London socialites and secret agents, introducing two unique and compelling investigators and taking us through to the highest corridors of power.

Director: Tristram Powell
Stars: Pauline Collins, Oliver Ford Davies, Kenneth Cranham
Crime | Drama | Mystery
    1 2 3 4 5 6 7 8 9 10 7.6/10 X  

The residents of a quiet English village begin to receive nasty, threatening letters. The wife of the local vicar calls in her friend Miss Marple to investigate.

Stars: Joan Hickson, Michael Culver, Elizabeth Counsell
Crime | Drama | Mystery
    1 2 3 4 5 6 7 8 9 10 7.5/10 X  

Faced with two false confessions and numerous suspects after a despised civil magistrate is found shot in the local vicarage, Detective Inspector Slack reluctantly accepts help from Miss Marple.

Director: Julian Amyes
Stars: Joan Hickson, Paul Eddington, Cheryl Campbell
Sparkling Cyanide (TV Movie 1983)
Mystery | Thriller
    1 2 3 4 5 6 7 8 9 10 5.6/10 X  

Rosemary Barton, the beautiful wife of a top attorney, dies during their anniversary party at an exclusive restaurant. Later a suicide note is found along with traces of cyanide in her drink, but murder cannot be ruled out.

Director: Robert Michael Lewis
Stars: Anthony Andrews, Deborah Raffin, Pamela Bellwood
A Caribbean Mystery (TV Movie 1983)
Crime | Mystery | Drama
    1 2 3 4 5 6 7 8 9 10 6.2/10 X  

While Miss Marple is on vacation in a luxurious Caribbean resort, a fellow guest confides he has evidence that another resident of the hotel is an unscrupulous serial murderer but is poisoned before he can reveal his identity to her.

Director: Robert Michael Lewis
Stars: Helen Hayes, Barnard Hughes, Jameson Parker
Crime | Drama | Mystery
    1 2 3 4 5 6 7 8 9 10 7.6/10 X  

When a handful of grain is found in the pocket of a murdered businessman, Miss Marple seeks a murderer with a penchant for nursery rhymes.

Director: Guy Slater
Stars: Joan Hickson, Timothy West, Fabia Drake
Mystery | Thriller
    1 2 3 4 5 6 7 8 9 10 4.9/10 X  

Dr Calgary returns home from an expedition and goes looking for a hitchhiker whom he gave a lift to two years previously in order to return the man's address book. He discovers the man has been executed for his mother's murder.

Director: Desmond Davis
Stars: Donald Sutherland, Faye Dunaway, Christopher Plummer
Crime | Drama | Mystery
    1 2 3 4 5 6 7 8 9 10 7.8/10 X  

Miss Marple receives a cryptic letter requesting her to right an unknown injustice, but receives no hint other than a ticket for guided tour of historic homes.

Director: David Tucker
Stars: Joan Hickson, Peter Tilbury, Frank Gatliff
The Pale Horse (TV Movie 1997)
Mystery
    1 2 3 4 5 6 7 8 9 10 6.3/10 X  

When Mark Easterbrook finds himself in the frame for the murder of a priest, there seems no way to prove his innocence other than solving the mystery himself.

Director: Charles Beeson
Stars: Colin Buchanan, Jayne Ashbourne, Hermione Norris
Comedy | Mystery
    1 2 3 4 5 6 7 8 9 10 6.1/10 X  

The Beresfords investigate mysterious deaths at an old people's home.

Director: Pascal Thomas
Stars: Catherine Frot, André Dussollier, Geneviève Bujold
A Dorothy L. Sayers Mystery (TV Series 1987)
Crime | Drama | Mystery
    1 2 3 4 5 6 7 8 9 10 8/10 X  

A gentleman sleuth solves mysteries and falls in love with a detective novelist.

Stars: Harriet Walter, Edward Petherbridge, Richard Morant
Edit

Cast

Cast overview, first billed only:
James Warwick ...
...
...
...
...
...
...
Toria Fuller ...
Jane Finn / Annette
...
John Fraser ...
Joseph Brady ...
Wolf Kahler ...
Reece Dinsdale ...
Peter Lovstrom ...
Matthew Scurfield ...
Edit

Storyline

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>

Plot Summary | Add Synopsis


Certificate:

PG | See all certifications »
Edit

Details

Country:

Language:

Release Date:

9 October 1983 (UK)  »

Also Known As:

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

Filming Locations:

 »

Company Credits

Show detailed on  »

Technical Specs

Sound Mix:

Color:

Aspect Ratio:

1.33 : 1
See  »
Edit

Did You Know?

Goofs

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.
See more »

Connections

Followed by Agatha Christie's Partners in Crime (1983) See more »

Frequently Asked Questions

This FAQ is empty. Add the first question.

User Reviews

 
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.


4 of 4 people found this review helpful.  Was this review helpful to you?

Message Boards

Recent Posts
Good fun! shopbuyshop
Discuss The Secret Adversary (1983) on the IMDb message boards »

Contribute to This Page

Create a character page for:
?