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Cause célèbre (1989)

When a woman's husband is murdered by her lover, they are both tried for murder. The prosecution claims that she is the mastermind behind the crime, but she has an ace up her sleeve.

Director:

John Gorrie

Writers:

Terence Rattigan (play), Ken Taylor (adaptation)
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Cast

Cast overview, first billed only:
Helen Mirren ... Alma Rattenbury
Harry Andrews ... Francis Rattenbury
David Suchet ... T.J. O'Connor K.C.
David Morrissey ... George Bowman
Norma West ... Irene Riggs
Geoffrey Bayldon ... Mr. Justice Humphreys
Clive Swift ... R.P. Croom Johnson K.C.
Oliver Ford Davies ... J.D. Casswell
Gillian Martell Gillian Martell ... Joan Webster
Edmund Pegge ... Constable Bagwell
David Simeon David Simeon ... Inspector Carter
Neil Jeffery Neil Jeffery ... Christopher
Joe Anderson ... Little John
Adam Blackwood Adam Blackwood ... Ewan Montagu
Alan Rowe Alan Rowe ... E. Marshall Harvey
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Storyline

When a woman's husband is murdered by her lover, they are both tried for murder. The prosecution claims that she is the mastermind behind the crime, but she has an ace up her sleeve.

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Genres:

Crime | Drama

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Details

Country:

UK

Language:

English

Release Date:

4 May 1989 (Poland) See more »

Also Known As:

Causa célebre See more »

Company Credits

Production Co:

Anglia Television See more »
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Technical Specs

Sound Mix:

Mono

Color:

Color

Aspect Ratio:

1.33 : 1
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Trivia

The story is based on the true story of the murder of Francis Rattenbury, and is faithful to the facts. However George's surname had to be changed as the real person (George Percy Stoner) was alive when the play was written and when the TV adaptation was produced. See more »

Soundtracks

Roses of Picardy
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Music by Haydn Wood
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Another brilliant performance by Helen Mirren
4 May 2001 | by BuddybabaSee all my reviews

It never ceases to amaze me how one actor can so involve you in their characterization as to make you forget the person and remember the part. Helen Mirren is one of the greatest actors alive today. This is now available on video through Lance Entertainment. Watch it and you will be amazed. A great script interpreted by great actors. What more can you want from a film?


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