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A Murder of Quality (1991)

TV Movie  |   |  Mystery  |  13 October 1991 (USA)
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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... See full summary »



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Cast overview, first billed only:
Terence Fielding
Ailsa Brimley
Mad Janie
Stanley Rode
Felix D'Arcy
Matthew Scurfield ...
Insp. Rigby
Tim Perkins
Diane Fletcher ...
Shane Hecht
Fiona Walker ...
Dorothy D'Arcy
Nick Reding ...
Sgt. Mellor
Charles Hecht
Charles Pemberton ...
Sgt. Ted Mundy
William Armstrong ...
Rev. Fergus
Moray Watson ...
Maj. Harriman


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 <>

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Asesinato de calidad  »

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This was Thorley Walters's final appearance before his death on July 6, 1991 at the age of 78. See more »

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Well Crafted Mystery
4 November 2008 | by (Taiwan) – See all my reviews

I saw this recently and remembered how good English TV drama can be. Denholm Elliot's Smiley is so good that I didn't even feel urged to compare it with Alec Guinness'. They both took the character on so well that in each case it was a very complete performance. They both captured the deceptively calm and inoffensive persona - and the sharp biting anger that seems to come from nowhere. The story is good, the mood and supporting cast are all tops. Some of the answers to the mystery can be picked up early on but who cares? The entire production is so well crafted that it's a pleasure just watching it all roll out scene by scene.

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