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The Man in the Brown Suit (1989)

TV Movie  -   -  Mystery  -  4 January 1989 (USA)
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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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Harry Lucas
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Anita (as Maria Casal)
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Valerie
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Robert Case ...
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Arab #2 (as Tiby Costa)
James Duggan ...
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An American woman is getting involved in a diamond theft in South Africa.

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El hombre del traje marrón  »

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Corny, but enjoyable!
9 July 2005 | by (United States) – See all my reviews

Being a fan of Agatha Christie, I searched for this rare TV movie for quite some time. All of the VHS copies I found were in PAL and as I live in America, I was unable to view them. When I located a DVD copy of this film I pounced on it and wasn't horribly disappointed. Anne Beddingford has purposely put herself on the wrong plane and ends up in Cairo. She encounters an accident when a man runs in front of a taxi to get away from someone. All that she has as a clue now is a small bit of paper and a glimpse of the "man in the brown suit" who has been linked to a beautiful night club singer's murder. The plot thickens and Anne finds herself in a sea of suspects and, later, on the killer's hit list. While the plot line has been changed quite a bit, this film still has the undeniable touch of Christie to it. Many of the characters are a bit phony (the heroine Anne) and others were almost unbearably BAD (Tony Randolff), but they are overshadowed by Rue McClannahan, whom I thought stole the show. The plot is far more exciting than other Christie books. There are a couple killings, a couple attempted killings, a love story, and a kidnapping sequence. I enjoyed the film, it had a campy edge to it which made it kinda fun.


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