When her doctor recommends that a widow pursue her unfulfilled life ambitions, he doesn't realize that she has always wanted to be a spy. Sending a letter to her congressman gets her an ... See full summary »
A young actress, thought to be easy and have no morals, gathers three former school chums to find out which is her mother. Much of the movie takes place in flashback and the identity of her... See full summary »
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Nan Moore, the mother of one of the victims of the aero accident of the Korean Air Lines in 1983 where the plane was shot down over the Soviet Union, tries to find the truth of what ... See full summary »
When her doctor recommends that a widow pursue her unfulfilled life ambitions, he doesn't realize that she has always wanted to be a spy. Sending a letter to her congressman gets her an interview with the CIA and accidentally gets her an assignment to Morocco for a supposed easy task of picking up an encrypted code book. When the agency realizes their mistake, they send a super-agent to watch over her. Both are taken prisoner and the real agent is injured, leaving Mrs. Pollifax to use her considerable wits to help them escape and to save the day. Written by
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I was excited to see a movie rendition of this charming mystery series. And having Angela Lansbury as the delightful Mrs P. really upped my anticipation. Then I watched it. Mrs Lansbury was a good choice for the main character, and that was about it. The entire show made me wonder if the screen writer had read only bits and pieces of several stories, because that was how the movie played.
This book series deserves attention on the individual books. The situations Mrs Pollifax gets herslf into, and out of, are plenty interesting, full of danger, ingenuity, and intrique, and lend themselves to great "TV movie" telling. I am sorry this show is out there, because people may not read the books after this awful movie. Let's hope Anglea Lansbury can be persuaded to do her again, maybe even produce the shows herself.
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