When a woman's husband is murdered by her lover, they are both tried for murder. The prosecution claims that she is the mastermind behind the crime, but she has an ace up her sleeve.

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Alma Rattenbury
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Francis Rattenbury
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T.J. O'Connor K.C.
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George Bowman
Norma West ...
Irene Riggs
Geoffrey Bayldon ...
Mr. Justice Humphreys
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R.P. Croom Johnson K.C.
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J.D. Casswell
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Constable Bagwell
David Simeon ...
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Neil Jeffery ...
Christopher
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Little John
Adam Blackwood ...
Ewan Montagu
Alan Rowe ...
E. Marshall Harvey
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When a woman's husband is murdered by her lover, they are both tried for murder. The prosecution claims that she is the mastermind behind the crime, but she has an ace up her sleeve.

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4 May 1989 (Poland)  »

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Causa célebre  »

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The story is based on the true story of the murder of Francis Rattenbury, and is faithful to the facts. However George's surname had to be changed as the real person (George Percy Stoner) was alive when the play was written and when the TV adaptation was produced. See more »

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Another brilliant performance by Helen Mirren
4 May 2001 | by (Connecticut, USA) – See all my reviews

It never ceases to amaze me how one actor can so involve you in their characterization as to make you forget the person and remember the part. Helen Mirren is one of the greatest actors alive today. This is now available on video through Lance Entertainment. Watch it and you will be amazed. A great script interpreted by great actors. What more can you want from a film?


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