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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 »

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[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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26 May 2005 | by (Utrecht, The Netherlands) – See all my reviews

If you like the TV series Partners in crime you will like this movie as well. It was filmed after the series but is in fact the story of how Tommy meets Tuppence. It also shows how Alfred comes into their lives. In this story they become involved in a search for a girl who has some very important papers in her possession that could start up a revolution. A group of people , led by a Mister Brown, want to use those papers to overthrow the government. Who this Mister Brown is ,is a mystery up until the end. At one point you will suspect several people of being Mister Brown as is usual in a Christie story. There is a DVD box for sale containing this movie and all ten episodes of the Partners in crime TV series. I have it and love it.


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