The Man in the Brown Suit

  • PG
  • Alan Grint (1989)
  • US
  • 91 min
Film Review
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1 out of 5

It's safe to assume this raucous blend of mirth, mystery and mayhem was not what Agatha Christie had in mind when she wrote the original book. The decision to shift the murder from Hyde Park Tube station to Cairo Airport should give you some idea of how overblown this whodunnit has become. However, the fact that Stephanie Zimbalist is transformed from spirited amateur sleuth into the kind of heroine Kathleen Turner played in Romancing the Stone is the real giveaway. Directed by Alan Grint with no feeling for the Crime Queen's unique style, this ranks among the poorest Christie adaptations.

Plot Summary

Murder mystery starring Stephanie Zimbalist as American tourist Anne Beddingfeld, who becomes mixed up in the murder of a famous singer while visiting the Middle East. When she realises that she saw a key suspect - a man in a brown suit - at Cairo airport, Anne decides to launch her own investigation.

Cast and crew


Suzanne Blair
Rue McClanahan
Tony Randall
Sir Eustace Pedlar
Edward Woodward
Anne Beddingfeld
Stephanie Zimbalist
Gordon Race
Ken Howard
Guy Underhill
Nickolas Grace
Harry Lucas
Simon Dutton


Alan Grint

Other Information

Available on video
Certificate PG