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Ordeal by Innocence (1984)

 -  Mystery | Thriller  -  17 May 1985 (USA)
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Paleontologist Dr. Arthur Calgary visits the Argyle family to give them an address book that belongs to Jack Argyle. But he is told that Jack has been executed for the murder of his wife. ... See full summary »

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Paleontologist Dr. Arthur Calgary visits the Argyle family to give them an address book that belongs to Jack Argyle. But he is told that Jack has been executed for the murder of his wife. But the address book can prove that Jack was innocent, so Dr. Calgary starts the investigation all over. Written by Mattias Thuresson

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This 1984 movie was the first of two consecutive filmed adaptations of Agatha Christie novels in back-to-back years for actress Faye Dunaway. The second was 1985's made-for-television Thirteen at Dinner (1985) which was a TV adaptation of "Lord Edgware Dies" (1933). See more »

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14 July 2001 | by (North Yorkshire, England) – See all my reviews

Without doubt the worst production of an Agatha Christie novel. For a start the musical score by Dave Brubeck is totally out of place in a Christie murder mystery. At some points in the movie the backgroung music is so loud it is actually difficult to hear the on screen dialogue. The music becomes overpowering and extremely irritating mid way through proceedings. However for me the worst part of this movie is probably the most appalling piece of casting ever seen. Michael Elphick is a good English actor but he is a cockney and his portrayal of a Scottish Policeman is dismal. His scottish accent starts badly and gets worse as things move on. At the end he looks embarrassed to be involved in such a uncoordinated mess of a movie.


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