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Friday, March 30, 2007

Sleuth (1972)

An interesting movie full of twists and turns. Andrew Wyke (Lawrence Olivier) is a very successful writer of detective books. He has learned that his wife is having an affair with a much younger man and invites his to his house for a meeting. When Milo Tindle (Michael Caine) arrives they have a very long discussion of the best way for Andrew to get rid of his wife and give Milo some money to keep her happy. Andrew decides that Milo must break into the safe in his house and steal some of his wife's very expensive jewelry. Milo is to take the jewelry to Andrew's friend who will sell them and Andrew will file a claim with his insurance company. However, things do not go as planned and that is where the twists and turns come in.

I enjoyed this movie. Olivier and Caine were wonderful as the adversaries who try to work together. The ending was slightly predictable but was also interesting. There is a remake in the works to be released next year with Michael Caine playing the Andrew Wyke role and Jude Law as Milo Tindle. However, the original is a must see for all mystery fans.

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