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A man is found murdered, with witnesses convinced about the woman they saw leaving his apartment. However, it becomes apparent that the woman has a twin, and finding out which one is the killer seems impossible.
Olivia de Havilland,
Leonard Vole is accused of murdering an elderly rich woman and the only alibi to him depends on his wife Romaine Heilger. Master barrister Robert Mayherne is hired to handle Vole's case and... See full synopsis »
Efficient, but bitter and stubborn, barrister Sir Wilfred Robarts (Sir Ralph Richardson) returns to his office in London, having recovered from a heart attack. He is subsequently invited to defend Leonard Vole (Beau Bridges), who is the prime suspect in a murder case. Leonard is a former soldier that fought in World War II and is married to his beloved German wife Christine Vole (Dame Diana Rigg). He is unemployed and accused of seducing and murdering the wealthy middle-aged single woman, Emily French, to inherit eighty thousand pounds sterling.Written by
Claudio Carvalho, Rio de Janeiro, Brazil
Excellent TV version of the Agatha Christie classic with an amazing array of talent for this type of enterprise. This is the sort of high quality fare that was standard on American television in the 70s & 80s and is sadly missing today.
Bridges is okay but miscast. Leonard Vole needs to be played by someone with a slick charm as it was by Tyrone Power in the original, a persona like George Clooney projects now and Bridges while a capable actor doesn't have that quality.
Therefore he is easily put in the shade by the powerhouse team of Sir Ralph Richardson and Diana Rigg. Both give exceptional performances, Richardson sly, knowing and wise while Diana Rigg is perfect as the determined if misguided Christine. Deborah Kerr provides a nice light touch as Richardson nurse. Good fun all around.
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