Sleuth (1972)

Sleuth
Type Feature Film
MPAA Rating PG
Runtime 2hr 18mins.
Genres Adaptation, Mystery
Keywords suspenseful
Status Released
US Release Date
  
Name Credit Credited as Role Id Sort Order
John Jarvis Set Decorator n/a 165 9000002
Peter Lamont Art Director n/a 183 9000003
Ken Adam Production Designer n/a 164 9000001
Cole Porter Song songs 120859 8000002
Mary Kessell Assistant Editor n/a 203 7000002
John Addison Music Music Composed, Conducted and Arranged by 120781 8000001
John Furniss Costume Designer n/a 169 13000001
Joan White Hairdresser n/a 121014 13000002
Ken Barker Sound Recordist n/a 331 14000003
Leslie Hillman Special Effects n/a 168 23000001
John Mitchell Sound Recordist n/a 331 14000002
Don Sharpe Sound Editor n/a 229 14000001
Tom Smith Makeup n/a 353 13000003
Richard Marden Editor n/a 172 7000001
Jimmy Turrell Camera Operator n/a 239 6000002
Edgar J Scherick Executive Producer n/a 174 3000002
David Middlemas Associate Producer n/a 171 3000003
Morton Gottlieb Producer n/a 3 3000001
Joseph L. Mankiewicz Director n/a 2 2000001
Michael Caine Actor Milo Tindle 1 1000002
Anthony Shaffer Screenplay (adaptation) 120778 4000001
Anthony Shaffer Play as Source Material ("Sleuth") 120972 4000002
Elaine Schreyeck Continuity n/a 890 5000004
Oswald Morris Director of Photography n/a 120780 6000001
Kip Gowans Assistant Director n/a 163 5000003
Frank Ernst Production Manager n/a 305 5000002
Allan B Schwartz Production Supervisor Production Executive 307 5000001
Laurence Olivier Actor Andrew Wyke 1 1000001
Synopsis
Andrew Wyke, a best-selling author of detective fiction living in a grand 16th century mansion is visited by Milo Tindle, owner of a hair salon chain. Andrew reveals to his guest that he's aware of Milo's affair with his wife Marguerite. But intead of being angry he confesses that he's actually glad to be rid of his troublesome spouse. Then, in order to avoid paying heavy alimony, Andrew suggests that Milo disguise himself as a clown and steal his wife's expensive jewelry. That way Marguerite and Milo can obtain financial security while Andrew claims the loss on his insurance and everyone walks away rich. But Andrew has ulterior motives behind his plan and soon the two men are caught up in an elaborate game of comeuppance.