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The Lady in Question (1999)

TV Movie  -   -  Mystery | Crime | Thriller  -  12 December 1999 (USA)
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In 1938, Jewish-rights activist Emma Sachs is targeted by the Nazis. When she dies, foul play is suspected. But was it the Nazis, or was it someone else? Det. Tony Rossini investigates, ... See full summary »

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Larry 'Cash' Carter
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Det. Tony Rossini
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Mimi Barnes
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Rachel Singer
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Paul Kessler
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Klaus Gruber
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Rudy Bernheim (as Daniel Serafini-Sauli)
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Dorie Bernheim
Dixie Seatle ...
Gertie Moser
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Emma Sachs
Bruce Davies ...
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Brian Marler ...
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Peter Snider ...
Sinister Looking Man
Adrienne Gould
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In 1938, Jewish-rights activist Emma Sachs is targeted by the Nazis. When she dies, foul play is suspected. But was it the Nazis, or was it someone else? Det. Tony Rossini investigates, along with Larry "Cash" Carter, a theatre director connected to Mrs. Sachs and her family. Written by Jason A. Cormier

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Klaus Gruber: Hel-lo beautiful! How'd you get that sunshine in your smile?
Mimi Barnes: Oh, my goodness, what a great line... but you really shouldn't waste that stuff, you know. May I ask you a question, Mr., uh...?
Klaus Gruber: Wheeler. John Wheeler.
Mimi Barnes: How many times have you used that line before? Now be honest.
Klaus Gruber: 17. But this was the first time I really meant it, honestly.
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Nothing absolutely outstanding but not a bad way to spend an hour-and-three-quarters or so
7 July 2010 | by (United Kingdom) – See all my reviews

I love murder mysteries, particularly those of Agatha Christie(not that it is Christie, but it does have some elements of her plotting), and I like Gene Wilder so when I heard of Lady in Question I decided to give it a go. I wasn't expecting absolute perfection, considering it was a TV movie, I didn't get that, but what I got was a pretty satisfying and overall pleasant way to spend a couple of hours.

It does I do agree start off slowly complete with some draggy moments in the middle half, the plot does fall into predictability a little too much and the script has its weak spots.

However, I liked how it was filmed. The scenery, costumes, settings, hairstyles and make-up are authentic, charming and beautiful-looking. The soundtrack is nice and swinging and the direction is decent. The final solution did at least make some sense, and the film does have a somewhat appreciative nostalgic feel to it. The acting is nothing extraordinary but it was actually pretty good; Gene Wilder has been better, but he does a good job in the role of the theatre impresario turned detective. Claire Bloom is a nice touch as the anti-Nazi activist, while Mike Starr is surprisingly delightful as a detective and Barbara Sukowa is solid as a German sophisticate.

Overall, nothing brilliant, but I have to admit I quite liked it no matter how many faults it had. 7/10 Bethany Cox


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