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Ordeal by Innocence

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Time Out says

In this adaptation of what was reputedly Agatha Christie's favourite among her own novels, a scientist (Sutherland) turns up with evidence which would have cleared a tried murderer. Alas, the boy has been hanged, and the family seems more interested in covering up the past than rehabilitating his reputation. Set in the '50s, the film succeeds admirably in catching a feeling of repression and social conformity, and the idea of murder as a means of maintaining respectability rather than for gain or passion. Agatha Christie's creation is finally recovered from Cluedo territory, and provides British cinema with a genuine '50s black thriller. CPea.
Written by CPea

Release Details

  • Duration:88 mins

Cast and crew

  • Director:Desmond Davis
  • Screenwriter:Alexander Stuart
  • Cast:
    • Donald Sutherland
    • Faye Dunaway
    • Christopher Plummer
    • Sarah Miles
    • Ian McShane
    • Diana Quick
    • Annette Crosbie
    • Brian Glover
    • Michael Elphick
    • Phoebe Nicholls
    • Michael Maloney
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