Sidney Sheldon's 'Bloodline' (1979)

Sidney Sheldon's 'Bloodline' (1979)





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Bloodline, a thriller based on a mystery novel by Sidney Sheldon and directed by Terence Young, is the story of Elizabeth Roffe (Audrey Hepburn), who inherits a huge pharmaceutical company and then discovers that some of her family members may be plotting her death in order to gain control of the company. Despite an all-star cast including the usually excellent James Mason, Irene Papas, Ben Gazzara, the lovely Romy Schneider and Omar Sharif and wonderful locations, this thriller just doesn't generate much suspense despite numerous likely suspects and plot twists. Director Young gets only an average performance from Audrey Hepburn and manages to do little with his distinguished cast. The film while not particularly suspenseful is aided by the lovely color photography of Freddie Young and a lively, original score by Ennio Morricone.
Drama , Mystery & Suspense
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Paramount Pictures


Audrey Hepburn
as Elizabeth Roffe
Ben Gazzara
as Rhys Williams
James Mason
as Sir Alec Nichols
Claudia Mori
as Donatello
Irene Papas
as Simonetta Palazzi
Michelle Phillips
as Vivian Nichols
Romy Schneider
as Helene Martin
Omar Sharif
as Ivo Palazzi
Maurice Ronet
as Charles Martin
Beatrice Straight
as Kate Erling
Gert Fröbe
as Inspector Max Hornung
Wolfgang Preiss
as Julius Prager
Wulf Kessler
as Young Sam Roffe
Marcel Bozzuffi
as Man in Black
Pinkas Braun
as Dr. Wal
Wulf Kessler
as Young Sam Roffe
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Critic Reviews for Sidney Sheldon's 'Bloodline'

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February 17, 2007
F5 (Wichita, KS)

Audience Reviews for Sidney Sheldon's 'Bloodline'

This is my second Audrey Hepburn's suspense thriller movie is quite okay, her performance is so memorable to me as she looked so beautiful in her fashions on her over the hill age, it didn't concern me because she's my idol actress.

Dean McKenna
Dean McKenna

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Starring: Audrey Hepburn, Ben Gazzara, James Mason, Omar Sharif, and Beatrice Straight. Directed by Terence Young. Written by Laird Koenig. Rated [b]R[/b] (for some violence, sexuality and language). Running time approximately 1 hour 56 minutes. Yet another example of a wasted cast in what should have been a TV movie on Lifetime, [i]Sidney Sheldon's Bloodline[/i] is just horrendous! Boring, long and filled with ridiculous happenings (one in which a dummy falls from a mountain...), this is a film version of a novel that should've stayed a novel. Even when one considers its release year, this is just awful. [b]*1/2 (out of ****) D+[/b]

Christopher Lozier
Christopher Lozier

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