Sleuth

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Sleuth

Joseph L. Mankiewicz
USA/GB, 1972
138min, OF

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Sleuth

Joseph L. Mankiewicz
USA/GB, 1972
, 138min, OF

Cast: 
Laurence Olivier
Andrew Wyke
Michael Caine
Milo Tindle
Screenplay: 
Anthony Shaffer nach seinem gleichnamigen Theaterstück
Sound: 
Ken Barker
John Mitchell
Camera: 
Oswald Morris
Editor: 
Richard Marden
Composer: 
John Addison
Decoration: 
Ken Adam
Costume: 
John Furniss

Production: 
Palomar Pictures
Format: 
35 mm
Color

SLEUTH is such an intricately plotted mystery, full of twists and turns and tricks on both the audience and the characters, it would be unfair to reveal even the slightest details of the story beyond saying it concerns a cat-and-mouse confrontation between a snobbish upper-crust novelist and the working class owner of a hair salon who is having an affair with the writer’s wife. To say anything else would spoil it. But even those who have seen it before and know the outcome find it a grand entertainment, wonderfully played by two great actors. And even if you know the plot surprises, it can be fun to pick out the numerous in-jokes and cross-references put into it by director Joseph L. Mankiewicz and writer Anthony Shaffer, who adapted his own hit play to the big screen. SLEUTH received four academy award nominations: Best director, Best Original dramatic Score and Best actor nods for both Laurence Olivier and Michael Caine. (Rob Nixon)

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