Let the Devil Wear Black (1999)

R  |   |  Crime, Thriller, Drama  |  9 June 2000 (Spain)
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In this updated version of Shakespeare's Hamlet, a young man comes face-to-face with personal treachery after suspecting that his father may have been murdered.


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Cast overview, first billed only:
Jack Lyne
Carl Lyne
Brooke Taylor ...
Helen Lyne
Julia Hirsch
Jeffrey Schoeny ...
Young Jack
Jack's Father
Bartender (as Thomas Duffy)
Sol Hirsch


A college student launches an investigation into his wealthy father's death when he suspects his mother and his uncle may have been involved. His suspicions seem cemented when the two announce their impending marriage only shortly after the death. The student's girl friend is also revealed to be increasingly unstable as the investigation progresses. Satch also is revealed to be deeply involved, but the connection has to be found. Written by John Sacksteder <jsackste@bellsouth.net>

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A Morte se Veste de Negro  »

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Return to Noir
4 May 2002 | by (Jacksonville, FL) – See all my reviews

This one's a real return to film noir. An updated version of Hamlet, with a positively unique spin on the now-cliched "Alas, poor Yorick" speech. Probably could've done without the "Pepto Bismol" scene, but aside from that it was a great story (of course) well told. Performances were terrific all around, but especially Jonathan Banks as "Satch."

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