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Agatha Christie's 'Sparkling Cyanide' (1983)

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Scriptwriters Robert Malcolm Young, Sue Grafton and Stephen Humphrey transposed the Agatha Christie story Sparkling Cyanide from its veddy British locale to the plush environs of Pasadena for this 1983 TV-movie adaptation. Leading character Anthony Andrews is still a Briton, mingling with the rich and famous. Seeking glamour, Andrews finds only depravity and death as several of the glitterati drop dead due to poisoned champagne. The motives are the oldest and most reliable: avarice and jealousy. Sparkling Cyanide was filmed at the same time as Caribbean Mystery, another Christie adaptation utilizing the same producer, director and scenarists.

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Cast

Anthony Andrews
as Tony Browne
Deborah Raffin
as Iris Murdoch
Harry Morgan
as Captain Kemp
Christine Belford
as Rosemary Barton
Pamela Bellwood
as Ruth Lessing
June Chadwick
as Sandra Farraday
Josef Sommer
as George Barton
Nancy Marchand
as Lucilla Drake
Barrie Ingham
as Eric Kidderminster
David Huffman
as Stephan Farraday
Shera Danese
as Christine Shannon
Michael Woods
as Victor Drake
Ismael 'East' Carlo
as Medical Examiner
Linda Hoy
as Boat Manager
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