Watch: Sleuth 1972 123movies, Full Movie Online – Andrew Wyke is a famous and successful author of detective novels. Milo Tindle comes to him with a strange request, that Mr Wyke divorce his wife so that Tindle can marry her. Mr Wyke is not particularly perturbed by this, he and his wife have drifted apart, and he is having an affair with another woman anyway, but uses the meeting and Mr Tindle’s request as a chance to play a game, a game with potentially deadly consequences..
Plot: A mystery novelist devises an insurance scam with his wife’s lover – but things aren’t exactly as they seem.
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Andrew Wyke is a famous and successful author of detective novels. Milo Tindle comes to him with a strange request – that Mr Wyke divorce his wife so that Tindle can marry her. Mr Wyke is not particularly perturbed by this – he and his wife have drifted apart and he is having an affair with another woman anyway – but uses the meeting and Mr Tindle’s request as a chance to play a game, a game with potentially deadly consequences.
Clever, intriguing thriller. Directed by Joseph L Mankiewicz, written by Anthony Shaffer and based on his play, this is a great exhibition of well-written dialogue, excellent, keep-you-guessing, twists-and- turns plot, solid direction and two brilliant actors – Laurence Olivier and Michael Caine – at the top of their game. Very clever, original and powerful.
Not perfect – the first half felt a bit clumsy at times and not entirely watertight, plot-wise in spells. The clown outfit was a tad silly and unrealistic. The seeming lack-of-watertightness makes sense in the end, so is not ultimately a problem, but at the time it was a bit jarring.
Remade in 2007 with Michael Caine taking Laurence Olivier’s role, Jude Law taking Michael Caine’s role, written by Harold Pinter and directed by Kenneth Brannagh. On paper the remake had the potential to be as good as the original but ultimately falls very far short. Feels like a play, and just seems pretentious, lacking in suspense and empty. Shows just how good the 1972 version is, as it was based on the same play.
Original Language en
Runtime 2 hr 18 min (138 min)
Genre Mystery, Thriller
Director Joseph L. Mankiewicz
Writer Anthony Shaffer
Actors Laurence Olivier, Michael Caine, Alec Cawthorne
Country United Kingdom, United States
Awards Nominated for 4 Oscars. 5 wins & 11 nominations total
Production Company N/A
Sound Mix Mono (Westrex Recording System)
Aspect Ratio 1.85 : 1 (theatrical ratio)
Laboratory DeLuxe, Hollywood (CA), USA
Film Length 3,805 m (1974) (Finland)
Negative Format 35 mm
Cinematographic Process Spherical
Printed Film Format 35 mm