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The Man in the Brown Suit (1989)

An American woman is getting involved in a diamond theft in South Africa.

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Suzy Blair
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Rev. Edward Chichester
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Sir Eustace Pedler
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Anne Beddingfeld
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Gordon Race
Nickolas Grace ...
Guy Underhill
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Harry Lucas
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Anita (as Maria Casal)
Federico Luciano ...
Leo Carton
Rose McVeigh ...
Valerie
Jorge Bosso ...
Businessman
José Canalejas ...
Arab #1 (as Jose A. Canalejas)
Robert Case ...
Ship's Captain
Tibi Costa ...
Arab #2 (as Tiby Costa)
James Duggan ...
Steward
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An American woman is getting involved in a diamond theft in South Africa.

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4 January 1989 (USA)  »

Also Known As:

El hombre del traje marrón  »

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The Man I Love
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Music by George Gershwin
Lyrics by Ira Gershwin
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I Liked the Movie
3 February 2005 | by (United States) – See all my reviews

Not all Agatha Christie movies are written true to form of her books. Of course, what movie is really? This is a charming adventure with a young woman tired of her humdrum life looking for more excitement. She soon finds it with a romance and a mystery. The gorgeous leading man and the cute leading lady (Stephanie Zimbalist) make for a cute couple. Had me guessing things until the very end the first time I saw this, and I have a taped copy (wish I had the original now). Interesting not to have the typical Miss Marple or Hercules Poirot characters and yet lends one to wanting to read the book. Tony Randall was quite funny with his different characters. I believe this is well-worth the viewing.


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