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The Man in the Brown Suit (1989)

An American woman is getting involved in a diamond theft in South Africa.

Director:

Alan Grint

Writers:

Agatha Christie (book), Carla Jean Wagner (teleplay)
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Cast

Cast overview, first billed only:
Rue McClanahan ... Suzy Blair
Tony Randall ... Rev. Edward Chichester
Edward Woodward ... Sir Eustace Pedler
Stephanie Zimbalist ... Anne Beddingfeld
Ken Howard ... Gordon Race
Nickolas Grace ... Guy Underhill
Simon Dutton ... Harry Lucas
María Casal María Casal ... Anita (as Maria Casal)
Federico Luciano Federico Luciano ... Leo Carton
Rose McVeigh ... Valerie
Jorge Bosso Jorge Bosso ... Businessman
José Canalejas ... Arab #1 (as Jose A. Canalejas)
Robert Case Robert Case ... Ship's Captain
Tibi Costa Tibi Costa ... Arab #2 (as Tiby Costa)
James Duggan ... Steward
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An American woman is getting involved in a diamond theft in South Africa.

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Mystery

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The Man I Love
(uncredited)
Music by George Gershwin
Lyrics by Ira Gershwin
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Watchable, though slow paced
2 July 2017 | by shaksprynSee all my reviews

This could have been a lot better. Stephanie Zimbalist and Simon Dutton are good as the leads with romantic sparks. The rest of the cast is good, but the script does not give them much chance to show their talents.

The main problem is with the pacing. The set-up to the story is interesting, but the action really drags at times, especially near the end. On the plus side, this is a basically enjoyable little movie, and a reminder of the now-vanished art form of the network TV-movie! I think it would have been more fun, had the producers chosen to set it in the 1920's or 1930's, prime Agatha Christie periods; but perhaps budget issues made them make it contemporary.

Bottom line: a modest, fairly enjoyable light mystery with some humor, and two leads with charm. Not a standout mystery film, but not bad.


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Country:

USA

Language:

English

Release Date:

4 January 1989 (USA) See more »

Also Known As:

El hombre del traje marrón See more »

Filming Locations:

Spain See more »

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Sound Mix:

Mono

Color:

Color

Aspect Ratio:

1.33 : 1
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