Taken from the book by John le Carre, George Smiley rallies to the aid of his former intelligence colleague, Ailsa Brimley, to investigate a mysterious letter from a junion master's wife at Carne School - a boy's school. When Smiley goes to Carne to investigate, he finds the junior master's wife brutually murdered with her husband as one of the suspects. Smiley begins to scratch at the surface of the closed knit society of Carne and soon begins to find that things are not as they seem. Secret societies, sexual abuse, and a mysterious boy, Timothy Perkins, who is either another suspect, witness, or victim. Written by
In the exclusive, private world of an English public school, everyone has a secret . . . . but someone has a motive.
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Did You Know?
The production featured three Academy Award nominees of whom two became Academy Award winners. Star Denholm Elliott
had once been Oscar nominated, for Best Actor in a Supporting Role for a A Room with a View
(1985), but did not win. Actress Glenda Jackson
has been Oscar nominated four times, all during the 1970s, and prior to this tele-movie, and won the Best Actress in a Leading Role Oscar twice. Actor Christian Bale
has been Oscar nominated three times, all after A Murder of Quality
(1991) had been made and debuted, and has won once, for Best Performance by an Actor in a Supporting Role. See more