Based on a famous stage play and set in the year 1912, an upper crust English family dinner is interrupted by a police inspector who brings news that a girl known to everyone present has died in suspicious circumstances…
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Quite impressed by the recent BBC adaptation with David Thewlis as Inspector Goole. However, Alistair Sims is perhaps the most iconic. Thank God for socialists like J.B. Priestley to cause a bit of a righteous ruckus - emancipation for the marginalised is an honorable endeavour indeed.
Decent adaptation of the play. The exterior action of the flashbacks thankfully does not lessen the claustrophobic scenario. The real draw here is though, of course, the supremely dour Alastair Sim as the definitive inspector.