The Fool (1990)

Run Time - 140 min.  |   Countries - United Kingdom  |   MPAA Rating - NR
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Synopsis by Paul Brenner

Husband and wife producers Richard Goodwin and Christine Edzard return to the same milieu as in their epic version of Little Dorrit in The Fool. This slight story stars Derek Jacobi as Mr. Frederick, a theatrical clerk in the London of 1857, who concocts a monetary scam to bilk the rich. In order to carry off this deception, Mr. Frederick passes himself off as the well-heeled Sir John. But problems arise after he is recognized by some theater people, and he begins to take his false identity a bit too seriously.



clerk, con/scam, deception, impersonation