In 1929 Arthur Upfield, Australia's premier crime writer, plotted the perfect murder for his novel The Sands of Windee. Meanwhile, one of his friends, stock-man Snowy Rowles, put the scheme... See full summary »
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In 1929 Arthur Upfield, Australia's premier crime writer, plotted the perfect murder for his novel The Sands of Windee. Meanwhile, one of his friends, stock-man Snowy Rowles, put the scheme into deadly effect, even before the book was published. This true story resulted in one of Australia's most sensational murder trials of the 1930's and catapulted Upfield's name onto the world stage. Written by
Brilliant Australian television drama since 'Underbelly 1".
I saw the advert for '3 Acts of Murder' a couple of weeks ago and thought I would like to watch it. By pure chance I did catch it on the ABC last night, and boy, am I glad I did. Great story, made even better by the fact that it is true. Well written, well acted, great direction, beautiful production values - it just blew me away by how good it was. I watched the "Boney" series on TV as a kid and knew of Upfields name, but little else. I was unaware of the controversy surrounding him and the murders of 3 people, and his 'involvement' with the murderer, who was inspired by Upfields research into creating "the perfect crime". After watching the telemovie I jumped straight onto the computer to find out more, and now want to read the book featured in the film. I also loved the relationships explored between Upfield and his wife and son. I would highly recommend anyone who appreciates well-made Aussie drama to see "3 Acts Of Murder" and I implore the ABC to give this telemovie an encore screening.
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