User:reikidave on Wed, 26 Jul 2006 17:24:13 +0000
Alex Dennison (Robert Preston) is a man with a problem: his fiancee committed suicide on the eve of their wedding, distressed by the bad reviews she received for her first role in a stage play - one which he wrote. One year later, Alex has decided that his fiancee was murdered by someone involved in the fatal play, and re-unites them under the pretext of having a read-through of his new play. "The play's the thing wherein we'll catch the conscience of the king" wrote Shakespeare, and Alex Dennison uses this trick to great effect. A gripping plot and an unguessable ending make this made-for-tv film from 1982 one not to be missed. Add in staring roles for Jeff Goldblum (and his amazing hair), Lynne Redgrave and Patrick McNee and you have 96 minutes of rock-solid entertainment.