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Ordeal by Innocence

The book Ordeal by Innocence was made into the movie Ordeal by Innocence.

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Book details for Ordeal by Innocence

Ordeal by Innocence was written by Agatha Christie. The book was published in 1958 by St. Martin's Minotaur. More information on the book is available on Amazon.com.

Agatha Christie also wrote Appointment with Death (1938), Evil Under the Sun (1941) and The Mirror Crack'd From Side to Side (1962).

 

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Recovering from amnesia, Dr. Arthur Calgary discovers that he alone could have provided an alibi in a scandalous murder trial. It ended in the conviction of Jacko Argyle. The victim was Jacko's own mother, and to make matters worse, he died in prison. But... Read More
Recovering from amnesia, Dr. Arthur Calgary discovers that he alone could have provided an alibi in a scandalous murder trial. It ended in the conviction of Jacko Argyle. The victim was Jacko's own mother, and to make matters worse, he died in prison. But the young man's innocence means that someone else killed the Argyle matriarch, and would certainly kill again to remain in the shadows. Shaded in the moral ambiguity of murder, the provocative psychological puzzler of guilt, vengeance, and blood secrets is among Agatha Christie's personal favorites.

Movie details for Ordeal by Innocence

The movie was released in 1984. Ordeal by Innocence was produced by Warner Home Video. More information on the movie is available on Amazon.com and also IMDb.

Actors on this movie include Cary Grant, Eva Marie Saint, Ed Binns, Leo G. Carroll, Bill Catching, Philip Coolidge, Lawrence Dobkin, Robert Ellenstein, Josephine Hutchinson, Martin Landau, Jessie Royce Landis, Ken Lynch, James Mason, Patrick McVey, Philip Ober, Edward Platt, Les Tremayne, Adam Williams and Robert Williams.

 

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A strong candidate for the most sheerly entertaining and enjoyable movie ever made by a Hollywood studio (with Citizen Kane, Only Angels Have Wings and Trouble in Paradise running neck and neck). Positioned between the much heavier and more profoundly dis... Read More
A strong candidate for the most sheerly entertaining and enjoyable movie ever made by a Hollywood studio (with Citizen Kane, Only Angels Have Wings and Trouble in Paradise running neck and neck). Positioned between the much heavier and more profoundly disturbing Vertigo (1958) and the stark horror of Psycho (1960), North by Northwest (1959) is Alfred Hitchcock at his most effervescent in a romantic comedy-thriller that also features one of the definitive Cary Grant performances. Which is not to say that this is just "Hitchcock Lite"; seminal Hitchcock critic Robin Wood (in his book Hitchcock's Films Revisited) makes an airtight case for this glossy MGM production as one of The Master's "unbroken series of masterpieces from Vertigo to Marnie." It's a classic Hitchcock Wrong Man scenario: Grant is Roger O. Thornhill (initials ROT), an advertising executive who is mistaken by enemy spies for a U.S. undercover agent named George Kaplan. Convinced these sinister fellows (James Mason as the boss, and Martin Landau as his henchman) are trying to kill him, Roger flees and meets a sexy Stranger on a Train (Eva Marie Saint), with whom he engages in one of the longest, most convolutedly choreographed kisses in screen history. And, of course, there are the famous set pieces: the stabbing at the United Nations, the crop-duster plane attack in the cornfield (where a pedestrian has no place to hide), and the cliffhanger finale atop the stone faces of Mount Rushmore. Plus a sparkling Ernest Lehman script and that pulse-quickening Bernard Herrmann score. What more could a moviegoer possibly desire? --Jim Emerson