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Crooked House (2017)

PG-13 | | Crime, Drama, Mystery | 21 November 2017 (USA)
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In Agatha Christie's most twisted tale, a spy-turned-private-detective is lured by his former lover to catch her grandfather's murderer before Scotland Yard exposes dark family secrets.

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Cast overview, first billed only:
... Charles Hayward
... Sophia de Haviland
... Lady Edith de Haviland
... Josephine Leonides
... Brenda Leonides
... Chief Inspector Taverner
... Philip Leonides
... Magda Leonides
... Roger Leonides
... Clemency Leonides
... Eustace Leonides
... Laurence Brown
... Nanny
David Kirkbride ... Glover
... Miss Ackroyd
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In this classic Agatha Christie detective story, former diplomat Charles Hayward has returned from Cairo to London to become a private detective. When Aristide Leonides, a wealthy and ruthless tycoon, is poisoned in his own bed, Detective Hayward is invited to solve the crime. As the investigation deepens he must confront the shocking realization that one of the key suspects is Aristede's beautiful granddaughter, his employer and former lover; and must keep a clear head to navigate the sultry Sophia and the rest of her hostile family.

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Crime | Drama | Mystery

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Rated PG-13 for thematic material and some sexual content | See all certifications »

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21 November 2017 (USA)  »

Also Known As:

A Casa Torta  »

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$2,049,844, 3 May 2018
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Filming location Dyrham Park is also seen in the closing helicopter shot in Remains of the Day. See more »

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Charles gave the car repairman a starter cable, which he had obviously removed himself, and claimed this is the reason the car would not start, however, when he tried to start it, the starter worked perfectly, but the engine would not fire. This implies that it was the ignition system that he tampered with, not the starter motor. See more »

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Newsreel Announcer: Death of a legend. It is with sorrow that the country learned this week of the death of Aristide Leonides. Born in 1871, he arrived from Greece, aged 23, without a penny in his pocket, and opened his first restaurant that same year. The first hotel was ready for business not long after. His first wife, Lady Marcia de Haviland, died young. But Mr. Leonides wasn't alone at the end. He is survived by his young and lovely American widow, Brenda. Here is Mr. Leonides with his eldest ...
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References The Last of Mrs. Cheyney (1937) See more »

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Kookie Kookie (Lend Me Your Comb)
By Connie Stevens (as Connie Stephens) and Edd Byrnes (as Ed Byrnes)
Courtesy of Warner Bros Records and Warner Music
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26 November 2017 | by See all my reviews

I enjoyed the film. That is personal choice, which I imagine is the whole point of a review. I was not aware that as suggested by one reviewer, an opinion was any less valid because " five reviewers have only been members for two weeks " or because another reviewer is such an expert on Agatha Christie, that they think the author is a " HE " and this was " his favourite work ". in itself odd, given that Christie herself frequently said it would be " And then there were none " ? I enjoyed the film, that does not guarantee that everyone will. But at least watch it, then you will know. OK ?


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