Set in the 1930s, the story takes place in an old-fashioned English country house where a weekend shooting party is underway. The story centers on the McCordle family, particularly the man of the house, William McCordle. Getting on in years, William has become benefactor to many of his relatives and friends. As the weekend goes on, secrets are revealed, and it seems everyone, above stairs and below, wants a piece of William and his money, but how far will they go to get it? Written by
Near the end, Rupert and Jeremy are about to drive away and the cigarette in Rupert's mouth disappears between shots. See more »
[at the banquet dinner table]
Sir William McCordle:
And why shouldn't I be interested in films? You don't know what I'm interested in.
Lady Sylvia McCordle:
Well, I know you're interested in money and fiddling with your guns. But I admit it: when it comes to anything else, I'm stumped.
Elsie (Head Housemaid):
Now, that is not fair, Bill is...
[Realizing that she spoke out of turn, Elsie quickly leaves the room]
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Location filming at Syon House by kind permission of His Grace The Duke of Northumberland. See more »
Excellent movie about an "idea." The murder mystery is itself a "MacGuffin" to the central question of some of the characters' inter-relationships. This film is deserving of its Academy Award and nominations !! Watch it twice since it bears more insights on a closer viewing; it is full of "inside" entertainment for those who love the films of that era and the pop music genre of the 1930's. Truly an ensemble effort with some excellent work by hardworking veterans and young British geniuses.
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