5.9/10
656
25 user 5 critic

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)
Reviews

Photos

Learn more

More Like This 

Murder in Three Acts (TV Movie 1986)
Crime | Drama | Mystery
    1 2 3 4 5 6 7 8 9 10 6.4/10 X  

Hercule Poirot (Sir Peter Ustinov) attends a dinner party in which one of the guests clutches his throat and suddenly dies. The cause seems to be natural until another party with most of the same guests produces another corpse.

Director: Gary Nelson
Stars: Peter Ustinov, Tony Curtis, Emma Samms
Thirteen at Dinner (TV Movie 1985)
Crime | Mystery | Thriller
    1 2 3 4 5 6 7 8 9 10 6.3/10 X  

An American movie actress, best known for playing dumb blondes, is Scotland Yard's prime suspect when her husband, Lord Edgware, is murdered. The great detective, Hercule Poirot, digs deeper into the case.

Director: Lou Antonio
Stars: Peter Ustinov, Faye Dunaway, David Suchet
Dead Man's Folly (TV Movie 1986)
Crime | Drama | Mystery
    1 2 3 4 5 6 7 8 9 10 6.4/10 X  

During a murder hunt game at a country house, to which Hercule Poirot (Sir Peter Ustinov) is invited as an "expert", a real murder occurs.

Director: Clive Donner
Stars: Peter Ustinov, Jean Stapleton, Constance Cummings
Seven Dials Mystery (TV Movie 1981)
Adventure | Mystery | Romance
    1 2 3 4 5 6 7 8 9 10 6.7/10 X  

Lady Eileen "Bundle" Brent is a pert, aggressive young aristocrat that insinuates herself into a series of murders, stolen state secrets, and a mysterious secret society.

Director: Tony Wharmby
Stars: John Gielgud, Harry Andrews, Cheryl Campbell
The Secret Adversary (TV Movie 1983)
Adventure | Crime | Drama
    1 2 3 4 5 6 7 8 9 10 7.2/10 X  

After two old friends accidentally meet and resolve to become investigators for hire, they quickly become embroiled in a missing treaty and a Bolshevik conspiracy.

Director: Tony Wharmby
Stars: James Warwick, Francesca Annis, Gavan O'Herlihy
Murder with Mirrors (TV Movie 1985)
Crime | Mystery | Romance
    1 2 3 4 5 6 7 8 9 10 6.6/10 X  

When Carrie Louise Serrocold (Bette Davis) suspects that someone is trying to poison her, she sends for the one person who might be able to help, her old friend Miss Jane Marple (Helen Hayes).

Director: Dick Lowry
Stars: Helen Hayes, Bette Davis, John Mills
Sparkling Cyanide (TV Movie 1983)
Mystery | Thriller
    1 2 3 4 5 6 7 8 9 10 5.9/10 X  

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
Stars: Anthony Andrews, Deborah Raffin, Pamela Bellwood
Crime | Drama | Mystery
    1 2 3 4 5 6 7 8 9 10 6.2/10 X  

When a former prison wardress who dominates the lives of her three adult stepchildren and her daughter is found dead at an archaeological dig near the Dead Sea, there are a great many suspects.

Director: Michael Winner
Stars: Peter Ustinov, Lauren Bacall, Carrie Fisher
Sparkling Cyanide (TV Movie 2003)
Crime | Drama | Mystery
    1 2 3 4 5 6 7 8 9 10 5.3/10 X  

In this TV movie, a classic mystery is updated and relocated to a glamorous world of London socialites and secret agents, introducing two unique and compelling investigators and taking us through to the highest corridors of power.

Director: Tristram Powell
Stars: Pauline Collins, Oliver Ford Davies, Kenneth Cranham
Murder Is Easy (TV Movie 1982)
Crime | Mystery
    1 2 3 4 5 6 7 8 9 10 6/10 X  

An American computer expert meets a distraught old lady on a train and she tells him that a homicidal maniac is stalking her quiet little village.

Director: Claude Whatham
Stars: Bill Bixby, Lesley-Anne Down, Olivia de Havilland
Why Didn't They Ask Evans? (TV Movie 1980)
Crime | Mystery | Romance
    1 2 3 4 5 6 7 8 9 10 7.2/10 X  

While golfing on the Welsh coast, Bobby Jones apparently hits a stranger who falls off the the sea cliff. His enigmatic last words are "Why didn't they ask Evans?"

Directors: John Davies, Tony Wharmby
Stars: Francesca Annis, John Gielgud, Bernard Miles
A Caribbean Mystery (TV Movie 1983)
Crime | Mystery | Drama
    1 2 3 4 5 6 7 8 9 10 6.3/10 X  

While Miss Marple is on vacation in a luxurious Caribbean resort, a fellow guest confides he has evidence that another resident of the hotel is an unscrupulous serial murderer but is poisoned before he can reveal his identity to her.

Director: Robert Michael Lewis
Stars: Helen Hayes, Barnard Hughes, Jameson Parker
Edit

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
Edit

Storyline

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

Plot Summary | Add Synopsis

Genres:

Mystery

Certificate:

See all certifications »
Edit

Details

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 »

Company Credits

Show more on IMDbPro »

Technical Specs

Sound Mix:

Mono

Color:

Color

Aspect Ratio:

1.33 : 1
See full technical specs »
Edit

Did You Know?


Soundtracks

The Man I Love
(uncredited)
Music by George Gershwin
Lyrics by Ira Gershwin
See more »

Frequently Asked Questions

This FAQ is empty. Add the first question.

User Reviews

 
Throwback 70s Mystery- yes, Agatha Christie - no
9 December 2006 | by Voyeur_FemmeSee all my reviews

This is definitely nostalgic and reminiscent of those great unreal late 70s mystery-dramas, but this is IN NO WAY related to the Christie's book. The book is set in the early 1920s and deals with an orphan who spends her last few dollars to travel by ship to South Africa after witnessing an accident in the tube station and finding a scrap of paper (referencing the ship) on his body. This '89 version could have held its own as a made for TV piece and need not try to take credit as any sort of adaptation of the novel - because it definitely isn't. There are some great moments in this one though - the crossdresser is great but Zimbalist is FAR too precocious and the plot is ridiculous (it's filled with unreal 70s style nonsense - getting on the wrong plane by accident and ending up in Egypt for one, among others.) But all in all, it's cute if you like that early 80s made-for-TV mystery. And, incidentally, UK TV plays it periodically so even if you didn't tape it off American TV in 1989, you could still catch it from time to time in England.


8 of 15 people found this review helpful.  Was this review helpful to you? | Report this
Review this title | See all 25 user reviews »

Contribute to This Page



Recently Viewed