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Ordeal by Innocence (1984)

Dr Calgary returns home from an expedition and goes looking for a hitchhiker whom he gave a lift to two years previously in order to return the man's address book. He discovers the man has been executed for his mother's murder.

Directors:

Desmond Davis, Alan Birkinshaw (uncredited)

Writers:

Agatha Christie (based on the novel by), Alexander Stuart (screenplay)
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Cast

Cast overview, first billed only:
Donald Sutherland ... Dr. Arthur Calgary
Faye Dunaway ... Rachel Argyle
Christopher Plummer ... Leo Argyle
Sarah Miles ... Mary Durrant
Ian McShane ... Philip Durrant
Diana Quick ... Gwenda Vaughan
Annette Crosbie ... Kirsten Lindstrom
Michael Elphick ... Inspector Huish
George Innes ... Archie Leach
Valerie Whittington Valerie Whittington ... Hester Argyle
Phoebe Nicholls ... Tina Argyle
Michael Maloney ... Micky Argyle
Cassie Stuart ... Maureen Clegg
Anita Carey Anita Carey ... Martha Jessup
Ron Pember Ron Pember ... Ferryman
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Storyline

Paleontologist Dr. Arthur Calgary visits the Argyle family to give them an address book that belongs to Jack Argyle. But he is told that Jack has been executed for the murder of his wife. But the address book can prove that Jack was innocent, so Dr. Calgary starts the investigation all over. Written by Mattias Thuresson

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Once the murder was solved, the real mystery began...

Genres:

Mystery | Thriller

Certificate:

PG-13 | See all certifications »

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Country:

UK

Language:

English

Release Date:

17 May 1985 (USA) See more »

Also Known As:

A Forca para Um Inocente See more »

Filming Locations:

Dartmouth, Devon, England, UK

Company Credits

Production Co:

London-Cannon Films See more »
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Sound Mix:

Stereo

Color:

Black and White | Color (Eastmancolor)

Aspect Ratio:

1.85 : 1
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Trivia

Faye Dunaway's performance is seen entirely in flashback sequences and is also completely in black-and-white because all the flashbacks are in b&w. One of the film's main posters featuring thumbnail photos of the cast has Dunaway's picture, like the others, in color. See more »

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Edited into Give Me Your Answer True (1987) See more »

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Botched job
19 December 2005 | by dbdumonteilSee all my reviews

Agatha Christie's books are not easy to transfer to the screen.The main problem lies in the fact that there's not much show and many many questionings ,deductions and explanations.

As always ,the director tries to make up for it by gathering an all-star cast (see yourself) :it sometimes worked in the past ("Death on the Nile" "Murder on the Orient Express"),it does not here.The film is much too short and we have not enough time to make acquaintance with the many-characters-who -had -a reason-and -an -opportunity-to -kill-Dunaway.However ,the very subject of the movie could have been interesting:an innocent was hanged and his family does not care when a witness claims that he was his alibi a couple of years later.

The ending is terribly disappointing,which is a shame .Dame Agatha Christie would turn in her grave.


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