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Sparkling Cyanide (1983)

Not Rated | | Mystery, Thriller | TV Movie 5 November 1983
Rosemary Barton, the beautiful wife of a top attorney, dies during their anniversary party at an exclusive restaurant. Later a suicide note is found along with traces of cyanide in her drink, but murder cannot be ruled out.

Director:

Robert Michael Lewis (as Robert Lewis)

Writers:

Agatha Christie (novel), Robert Malcolm Young (teleplay) | 2 more credits »
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Nominated for 1 Primetime Emmy. See more awards »

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Cast

Cast overview, first billed only:
Anthony Andrews ... Tony Browne
Deborah Raffin ... Iris Murdoch
Pamela Bellwood ... Ruth Lessing
Nancy Marchand ... Lucilla Drake
Josef Sommer ... George Barton
David Huffman ... Stephan Farraday
Christine Belford ... Rosemary Barton
June Chadwick ... Sandra Farraday
Barrie Ingham ... Eric Kidderminster
Harry Morgan ... Captain Kemp
Anne Rogers Anne Rogers ... Viola Kidderminster
Michael Woods ... Victor Drake
Shera Danese ... Christine Shannon
Ismael 'East' Carlo ... Medical Examiner (as Ismael Carlo)
Linda Hoy Linda Hoy ... Boat Manager
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Storyline

A socialite while having dinner with her husband, her sister, her aunt, a friend of her sister and her husband, her husband's assistant and an English reporter, dies. It is later learned that she died from ingesting cyanide, Initially it is believed she may have given it to herself because she's having emotional problems. But her husband gets a note saying she was murdered so he tries to prove it and part of his plan to bring out the people who were there when his wife died. He gives a toast then everybody gets up to dance or do something. When they return, he takes a drink of champagne and drops dead. So they wonder how the cyanide got into his glass. Her sister who has taken a liking to the reporter learns he is actually an investigator. And he works with the police to find the killer. Written by rcs0411@yahoo.com

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Genres:

Mystery | Thriller

Certificate:

Not Rated | See all certifications »

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Country:

USA

Language:

English

Release Date:

5 November 1983 (USA) See more »

Also Known As:

Cianuro espumoso See more »

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Technical Specs

Sound Mix:

Mono

Color:

Color

Aspect Ratio:

1.33 : 1
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Goofs

In the water-skiing scene, in close-up shots Iris' hands are holding the bar with both palms facing downwards on the bar. In the long-shots, the left hand is palm facing downwards, but the right hand is palm facing upwards. See more »

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Written by Cole Porter
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Anthony Andrews was Hilarious!
8 November 1999 | by ldinkinsSee all my reviews

OK, I may be biased, because I would watch Anthony Andrews read from the phone book. I thought the film was a nice bit of 80s fluff. I haven't read the book, so I can't speak to how far it ventured away from the author's intention, but it is a nice way to spend a couple of hours. No, you won't find this on PBS' Mystery! series, but its a cute little made for TV mystery. And Anthony Andrews' droll delivery is well worth the price!


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