Mrs. Emily Pollifax of New Jersey goes to the CIA to volunteer for spy duty, being in her own opinion, expendable now that the children are grown and she's widowed. And being just what the ... See full summary »
Leslie H. Martinson
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Rosie is a sweet, rich, generous woman, especially about giving away money. Daughters Mildred and Edith worry that she'll spend all their inheritance, so they plan to have her declared ... See full summary »
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Olivia de Havilland,
While the police investigate the latest in a series of mysterious disappearances of older women, they are led to a matchmaking service run by Mrs. Stanton where the last victim was a client. Meanwhile, the service's newest client, Laurita Dorsey, begins a relationship with Rex Willoughby, an elegant gentleman she met through the service. But neither Laurita nor Rex are exactly who they appear to be.Written by
A rather more faithful version of Colin Watson's British novel (retaining its original title, setting and character names) was made by BBC Television some five years later as part of its short-lived but fondly-remembered "Murder Most English" series. See more »
Rosalind Russell enrolls in a lonely hearts service, and after a correspondence meets Douglas Fairbanks Jr. They both appear to be well-to-do, but cracks soon appear in their facades. Meanwhile, cops Ross Martin and Michael Murphy are trying to figure out who has been killing wealthy old women.
Fairbanks and Miss Russell play their roles in a manner that suggests every word they utter is planned and pitched to deceive, clearly intended -- along with the title -- to let the viewer know that both leads are lying. It's a well-made TV movie, directed by Jay Sandrich, with old-timers Kent Smith and Maureen O'Sullivan joining the cast, clearly calculated as a nostalgia festival for an older audience. Miss Russell never appeared in another role on the big or little screen. She died four years later.
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