Ordeal by Innocence

Ordeal by Innocence

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Overview

Based on the novel by Agatha Christie and set in the late 1950s, this unevenly told film starts when Dr. Arthur Calgary (Donald Sutherland) comes back to England after two years on an Antarctic expedition and discovers that the man he is searching for has been executed for murder. At the beginning of his expedition he had given a ride one night to a hitchhiker and accidentally ended up with his address book. To his horror, the hitchhiker's mother was killed on that night, and he had been the alibi that would have saved him from execution. Spurred on by his sense of shock and guilt, Calgary makes contact with the family and is put off by their disinterest in finding the real killer. It seems that the mother had many enemies among her close family members: her husband was having an affair, there was a blackmail scheme in the works, and many felt that she had already excluded them from any inheritance. Although the acting is uneven and the plot may seem predictable or contrived to non-Christie readers, the story retains interest, and Dave Brubeck's jazz score adds a special dimension to the proceedings.

Product Details

Release Date: 06/18/2019
UPC: 0738329237745
Original Release: 1984
Rating: PG-13
Source: Kl Studio Classics
Region Code: 1
Time: 1:30:00
Sales rank: 15,383

Cast & Crew

Performance Credits
Donald Sutherland Dr. Arthur Calgary
Christopher Plummer Leo Argyle
Ian McShane Philip Durrant
Sarah Miles Mary Durrant
Diana Quick Gwenda Vaughan
Annette Crosbie Kirsten Lindstrom
Michael Elphick Inspector Huish
Phoebe Nicholls Tina Argyle
Michael Maloney Micky Argyle
Cassie Stuart Maureen Clegg
John Bardon Night Porter
Brian Glover Executioner
Billy McColl Jacko Argyle
Ron Pember Ferryman
Kevin Stoney Solicitor
Doel Luscombe Prison Governor
Faye Dunaway Rachel Argyle
George Innes Archie Leach
Valerie Whittington Hester Argyle

Technical Credits
Desmond Davis Director
Derek Ball Sound/Sound Designer
Ken Bridgeman Production Designer
Dave Brubeck Score Composer
Jenny Craven Producer
Pino Donaggio Score Composer
Timothy Gee Score Composer,Editor
Yoram Globus Executive Producer
Menahem Golan Executive Producer
Michael J. Kagan Associate Producer
Wally Schneiderman Makeup
Alexander Stuart Screenwriter
David Tringham Asst. Director
Billy Williams Cinematographer

Scene Index

Disc #1 -- Ordeal by Innocence
1. Chapter 1 [11:37]
2. Chapter 2 [8:51]
3. Chapter 3 [11:08]
4. Chapter 4 [11:09]
5. Chapter 5 [10:24]
6. Chapter 6 [12:07]
7. Chapter 7 [12:12]
8. Chapter 8 [12:41]

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