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Dead Gorgeous (2002)

Rose and Antonia are two old friends who meet up again after the second world war. Unhappy in their relationships, they plan to 'accidentally' murder each others husbands.


Sarah Harding


Andrew Payne, Peter Lovesey (novel)




Cast overview, first billed only:
Fay Ripley Fay Ripley ... Rose Bell
Helen McCrory ... Antonia Ashton
Ron Cook ... Hector
Lloyd Owen ... Vic
Jonny Phillips ... Wing Commander Barry Bell
Dermot Crowley ... Mr. Smart
Michael Müller ... Det. Sgt. Painter (as Michael Mueller)
Andrew Watson ... Young Police Constable
David Schaal ... Constable
Fidelis Morgan ... Assistant Registrar
Alan David Alan David ... Mr. Greeley
Edward Lyon Edward Lyon ... Coroner
Gerard Bell Gerard Bell ... Jury Foreman
Max Harvey Max Harvey ... Male Witness
Cheryl Hall ... Female Witness


The Second World War has just ended and two old friends Rose and Antonia unexpectedly meet in London's Regent Street. Rose is a frustrated housewife married to civil servant with as many secrets as he has mistresses, while Antonia is sick of her rich husband and wants to marry her lover. They are both unhappy with their marriages and plot to kill their husbands. Written by Anonymous

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[Rose and Antonia are old friends who haven't seen each other for several years. They are reminiscing about people that they both used to know]
Antonia Ashton: What's his name? The Wing Commander - couldn't keep his hands to himself. You remember - Barry something.
Rose Bell: Bell.
Antonia Ashton: Yes. Barry Bell. "Run like hell, it's Barry Bell". God knows what happened to him.
Rose Bell: [quietly] Married. To me.
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7 May 2008 | by Sleepin_DragonSee all my reviews

Just finished watching this, had to buy the wretched American version and then buy a multi regional playing DVD player. But in all honesty all the fuss was worth it, I bought it because i'm a massive Helen McCrory fan, she's my fave actress ever, and she does not disappoint, enjoyed this totally from start to finish, Fay Ripley is fab, but Helen as Antonia is wonderful, she has some fabulous costumes as well. Not much to say really just wonderful from start to finish. There are a few surprises along the way in this amusing tale of bumping off unwanted husbands. I see a lot of users have commented on the Hitchcock familiarity, when you seen Antonia bumping off Wing Commander at the Train station you can see why. This gets a deserved 10/10 :-)

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21 October 2002 (UK) See more »

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Morre, Querido, Morre See more »

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Carlton Television, WGBH See more »
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