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Crooked House (2017)

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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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Julian Fellowes (screenplay), Agatha Christie (novel) | 2 more credits »
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Cast overview, first billed only:
Max Irons ... Charles Hayward
Stefanie Martini ... Sophia de Haviland
Glenn Close ... Lady Edith de Haviland
Honor Kneafsey ... Josephine Leonides
Christina Hendricks ... Brenda Leonides
Terence Stamp ... Chief Inspector Taverner
Julian Sands ... Philip Leonides
Gillian Anderson ... Magda Leonides
Christian McKay ... Roger Leonides
Amanda Abbington ... Clemency Leonides
Preston Nyman ... Eustace Leonides
John Heffernan ... Laurence Brown
Jenny Galloway ... Nanny
David Kirkbride David Kirkbride ... Glover
Tina Gray ... Miss Ackroyd
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Storyline

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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Genres:

Crime | Drama | Mystery

Motion Picture Rating (MPAA)

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

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UK | USA

Language:

English

Release Date:

21 November 2017 (USA) See more »

Also Known As:

A Casa Torta See more »

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Cumulative Worldwide Gross:

$2,049,844, 3 May 2018
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This film project was first announced in 2011. See more »

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There is a copy of The Times with news on the front page. This feature only started 3 May 1966. Previously the front page was filled with Classified Ads. This film appears to be set in the late 1950s. 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 Wizard of Oz (1939) See more »

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Elevator Rock
Performed by Ruben Greeph
Published by Sony EMI
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Great acting - TERRIBLE DIRECTING
2 December 2017 | by shawnpbrown-04480See all my reviews

I mourn the movie this could have been in the hands of someone who knew what they were doing. This is below Lifetime-Movie-of-the-week levels of skill. Film-school style camera tracking. Terrible screen wipes. It's too distracting to make this enjoyable. Shame since the actors are usual great.


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