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Scapegoat (1959)

Scapegoat (1959)






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In this uneven but well-acted mystery story with a few gaps in the plot here and there, Alec Guiness plays a double role. He is John Barratt, a British teacher on vacation in France who is conned into taking on another identity. The identity he assumes is that of his double, Count Jacques de Gue, who has none of John's upright, moral character. Once ensconced as the Count, John discovers that the Count's mother (Bette Davis) is addicted to morphine, his wife (Irene Worth) believes he is out to kill her, and the Count's brother-in-law (Peter Bull) is embezzling funds away from the family business. And those are just a few of his problems, alleviated somewhat by his mistress (Nicole Murray). Once John realizes how decadent and immoral the Count really is he feels duty-bound to challenge him to a duel. ~ Eleanor Mannikka, Rovimore
Rating: Unrated
Genre: Mystery & Suspense, Drama
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Written By: Robert Hamer, Daphne Du Maurier
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Alec Guinness
as Count Jacques De Gue...
Bette Davis
as Countess de Gue
Irene Worth
as Francoise de Gue
Pamela Brown
as Blanche
Annabel Bartlett
as Marie Noel de Gue
Noel Howlett
as Dr. Aloin
Peter Bull
as Aristide
Alan Webb
as Inspector
Peter Sallis
as Customs' Official
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Critic Reviews for Scapegoat

All Critics (3) | Top Critics (2)

Full Review… | June 24, 2006
Time Out
Top Critic

Full Review… | March 25, 2006
New York Times
Top Critic

It's a one-idea film involving a case of mistaken identity.

Full Review… | April 21, 2003
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Audience Reviews for Scapegoat

pretty good mid-career stuff here from Davis and I think the last film of Davis' that I have scene/reviewed

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