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The Moonstone (1996)

When the fabulous Moonstone diamond is stolen, all the suspects appear to have alibis. Even the young girl who owns the diamond won't say whom she saw took it. A dear family friend calls in... See full summary »

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Robert Bierman

Writers:

Wilkie Collins (novel), Kevin Elyot
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Cast overview, first billed only:
Greg Wise ... Franklin Blake
Keeley Hawes ... Rachel Verinder
Terrence Hardiman ... Colonel Sir John Herncastle
Mellan Mitchell Mellan Mitchell ... Cut-throat Indian
Peter Vaughan ... Gabriel Betteredge
Patricia Hodge ... Lady Julia Verinder
Rachel Lumberg Rachel Lumberg ... Penelope
Nicholas Lane Nicholas Lane ... Samuel
Surinder Duhra Surinder Duhra ... Indian
Lesley Sharp ... Rosanna Spearman
Kacey Ainsworth ... Drusilla Clack
Scott Handy ... Godfrey Ablewhite
Paul Brooke ... Dr. Candy
Anton Lesser ... Ezra Jennings
Antony Sher ... Sergeant Cuff
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When the fabulous Moonstone diamond is stolen, all the suspects appear to have alibis. Even the young girl who owns the diamond won't say whom she saw took it. A dear family friend calls in the famous Sergeant Cuff to solve the case, but they'll have to untangle a skein of lies and retrieve lost memories before they'll find the path to the diamond. Written by Kathy Li

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Country:

UK

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English

Release Date:

2 November 1997 (USA) See more »

Also Known As:

A holdgyémánt See more »

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Nice production of a story that is now high camp.
15 June 2003 | by dmatthews03See all my reviews

The Moonstone was of course a landmark Victorian novel it being the first detective novel.

There is much to enjoy here, the scenery and settings are great, the photography and music excellent. The principal actors, Greg Wise and Keeley Hawes, are fine, playing it straight and acting their way through the twists and turns of the often ridiculous plot with great sincerity. I wasn't too keen on Anthony Sher's Inspector Cuff I found it too stagy and mannered and some of the minor characters are over blown but all in all it's a good production.

Lots of fun if taken in the right spirit.


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