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Crooked House (2017)

PG-13 | | Crime, Drama, Mystery | 21 November 2017 (USA)
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In Agatha Christie's most twisted tale, a spy-turned-private-detective is lured by his former lover to catch her grandfather's murderer before Scotland Yard exposes dark family secrets.

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In this classic Agatha Christie detective story, former diplomat Charles Hayward has returned from Cairo to London to become a private detective. When Aristide Leonides, a wealthy and ruthless tycoon, is poisoned in his own bed, Detective Hayward is invited to solve the crime. As the investigation deepens he must confront the shocking realization that one of the key suspects is Aristede's beautiful granddaughter, his employer and former lover; and must keep a clear head to navigate the sultry Sophia and the rest of her hostile family.

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Rated PG-13 for thematic material and some sexual content | See all certifications »

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The Cairo club scenes were filmed at the Eventim Apollo, Hammersmith, London. There is also a scene at the beginning with a Route Master bus that was filmed outside the building. See more »

Goofs

Charles gave the car repairman a starter cable, which he had obviously removed himself, and claimed this is the reason the car would not start, however, when he tried to start it, the starter worked perfectly, but the engine would not fire. This implies that it was the ignition system that he tampered with, not the starter motor. See more »

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Charles Hayward: Now, your grandfather has just died.
Eustace: A good thing, really. It's one less capitalist.
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References The Last of Mrs. Cheyney (1937) See more »

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6 November 2017 | by See all my reviews

A beautiful film that does not forget that its purpose as a murder mystery is to intrigue and thrill an audience. Definitely worth seeing in theaters to experience the amazing production design, which is supported by a strong cast that re-create an authentic Agatha Christie experience. Bravo!


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