A Murder of Quality (1991)

At the request of his old war time colleague Ailsa Brimley, George Smiley agrees to look into the murder of Stella Rode. Brimley had only just received a letter from her saying she feared for her life at her husband's hand. The husband, Stanley Rode teaches at Carne School, but Smiley is doubtful that he had anything to do with his wife's death. As Smiley investigates, he learns that Stella was a nosy busybody who loved to learn other's little secrets and then gossip about them - or possibly blackmail them. When a student is killed and Smiley unearths a secret, he has the evidence to name the killer.Based on John Le Carré's 1962 thriller (his first) in which George Smiley is brought out of spy retirement to solve a murder in a British public school. The setting is based on Le Carre"s own schooldays in Sherborne and his brief experience teaching at Eton.

Directing:
  • Gavin Millar

Writing:
  • John le Carré

Stars:
Release Date: 1991-10-04
themoviedb icon 5.4/10
  • Language: English
  • Runtime: 90
Christian Bale
Christian Bal...
Tim Perkins
Denholm Elliott
Denholm Ellio...
George Smiley
Joss Ackland
Joss Ackland
Terence Fielding
Glenda Jackson
Glenda Jackso...
Alisa Brimley
Billie Whitelaw
Billie Whitel...
Mad Janie
David Threlfall
David Threlfa...
Stanley Rode
Ronald Pickup
Ronald Pickup
Felix D'Arcy
Matthew Scurfield
Matthew Scurf...
Inspector Rigby
Fiona Walker
Fiona Walker
Dorothy D'Arcy
Michael Cochrane
Michael Cochr...
Charles Hecht
William Armstrong
William Armst...
Rev. Fergus
Moray Watson
Moray Watson
Maj. Harriman
Tim Dutton
Tim Dutton
Simon Snow
Write one

Sorry, no results found.