Campion: Dancers in Mourning (1990)

Genres - Mystery  |   Sub-Genres - Detective Film, Whodunit  |   Run Time - 100 min.  |   Countries - UK  |  
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Peter Davison stars as bespectacled, aristocratic private detective Albert Campion in this two-part adaptation of Margery Allingham's novel Dancers in Mourning (published in the US as Who Killed Chloe?. A new musical production starring 1930s song-and-dance favorite Jimmy Sutane (Ian Ogilvy) may never open, due to a particularly vicious practical joker who has been staging several "accidents." Campion and his assistant Lugg (Brian Glover) repair to White Walls, Sutane's country estate, to get to the bottom of the sabotage. What begins as a series of nasty pranks evolves into something far more sinister with the mysterious death of bitchy Chloe Pye (Patricia Brake). Along the way, Campion falls for one of Sutane's coworkers--who promptly vanishes. In America, "Dancers in Mourning" was telecast December 13 and 20, 1990, as part of the PBS anthology Mystery!

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aristocrat, musical [play], prank, private-detective, sabotage