Under Suspicion

Synopsis: In 1959 Brighton, disgraced cop turned private detective Tony Aaron works largely on falsifying adulteries for use as evidence in divorce cases. He involves his wife as the fictional co-respondent for painter Carlo Stasio but the pair are shot dead in the hotel room. In charge of the case is Frank, Tony's ex-partner still on the Brighton force. His most likely suspects are Angeline, Stasio's mistress who is set to inherit his house and pictures, and Tony himself, parts of whose story don't seem to add up.
Genre: Crime, Drama, Thriller
Director(s): Simon Moore
Production: Sony Pictures Home Entertainment
  1 win.
Rotten Tomatoes:
99 min

So where do you think

you're going?

Just for a breath

of fresh air.


He won't be back

for hours.







Tony! Tony!

You don't want

to do it.

Waiting for your turn,

weren't you, copper?

Weren't you!

You're both dead now.


Colin, don't!


The first Noel

The angel did say

Was to certain poor shepherds

In fields as they lay

In fields where they lay

Keeping their sheep

On a cold winter's night

That was so deep

Noel, Noel

Noel, Noel

Born is the king

Of Israel...

Are you Mr. Aaron?

Yeah, that's right.

Come on.

I don't suppose--

Well, I don't suppose

I'll be very good at this.

Well, nobody is.

The important thing is

to get in the photograph.

Ever been

to Brighton before?

Brighton, no.

I've had to change

the hotel.

Change the hotel?

Why? What's happened?

Well, it's just

the other place got raided

a couple

of nights ago--


It's all right.

It's all right.

I got us booked

at the Radley Hotel.

It's a much

better place.

It's going to cost

a little bit more,

that's all.

We'll go up to my office first,

and I'll tell you

how it all works.

Don't look so worried.

It'll be fine.

Is everything

all right?

Nothing seems

to have been taken.

What do you do

for a living,

if you don't mind

my asking?

Do? I'm a lawyer,

a barrister.


Yeah, I thought it was

something like that.

You see her

down there?

Well, that's

your woman.

I can't walk

into a hotel with her.

Yeah, you see, I was

totally misinformed

about the type of

gentleman you were, sir.

No. No, I... can't.

I just can't.


Perhaps-- Perhaps I could

talk to my wife.

Your wife?

Yeah, she's an actress.

I mean, she's never done

anything like this before.

Do you think she might?

I mean, I-- if it's--

I could pay more, I mean.

Uh, good evening,

my name is--

I have a double

room booked.

What name, sir?

Uh, er, Franklin.

It's a double room.

I booked it

about two days ago.

If you'd like

to sign in here, sir.


Thank you very much.


You developed a sudden interest

in hotel architecture?

Hey, Frank.

Hope you're not doing

any illegal divorce work.

I'm tailing a suspect here.

There's a lot of coppers love

to see you put away, you know?

Yeah, wouldn't you think

there are better things to do?

You on your

own tonight?

Why don't you come

round for dinner?

I'm okay, Frank.

Hey, it's Christmas,

you miserable sod.

Come round.

Would you like a drink, sir?

A drink?

Um, no... not for me.

Would you like something?

The usual... darling.


Oh, champagne...

Uh, champagne.

You can smile a bit.

Order a prawn cocktail

and pretend you're trying

to impress me.

Impress you... right.

I'm not very keen

on champagne,

that's all.

Denny! The man

I wanted to see.

Give us

the car keys.

Why? Didn't Bob bring

the money round to you--

Look, don't start,

just give us the keys. Now.

Ah, for--

Look, it's good faith,

isn't it?

Yeah, yeah.

We had a deal,

and I've seen nothing.

I know. I know.

Bob promised me 200 quid.

He said he'd bring 20 quid

round to your house--

Yeah, but you're months

behind with the payments.

I know. I'm sorry.

Look. Look, we agreed

terms, didn't we?

Yeah... Yeah.

Well, don't make me

feel bad about it.

All right, all right,

Denny, listen to me.

If the money's

not on your desk

keep the car forever.


So what do we--

what do I do now?

I'll go into

the bathroom and change.

Knock on the door

when you're ready.

Knock on the door

when I'm... ready.


There you are.

Excuse me, dear,

could you open

I forgot my key.

Thank you.


You're a witness.

You two should be

ashamed of yourselves.

Uh, excuse me?

Excuse me, miss?

Remember what you saw.

How much did you get?


Show me.

I had some debts

to pay back.

So you've paid

the rent, did you?

You lying bastard.

How much do

we owe now?

Give it a rest,

will you?

Well, I didn't marry you

to live in a bloody office.

Hey, hey.

Close the door.

Whose is this?


You've been with someone else,

haven't you?

Oh, Christ,

stop it. No.

You liar.

A client must have dropped it.

You're so damned suspicious.

Because you never change.

You're the one wanted

to get married, sweetheart,

not me.

Now, close

the bloody door.

Get out of there.

Mr. Dangerous.

Where did you

get this from?

A friend of mine

brought it back from Italy.

Come on,

give me it.

He said it belonged

to Mussolini.


Come on.

Is it loaded?

Yeah, sure.

Of course it's loaded.


Don't worry

about going to court,

that's easy.

We just need

the photograph

and the night porter

or a chambermaid

to act as a witness.

I mean, they might

send someone to the hotel

to check out

that you were seen,

but they'll be

no problems.

I sincerely hope not.



Hey, that's my car,

you bastard!

Get out!


get out the car.

Come on! Get out!

I won his car in a poker game,

you know?

What a loser.

...To spend Christmas

On Christmas Island

How'd you like

To hang your stocking

On a great big coconut tree?

Time to go to work.

How'd you like to stay up late

Like the islanders do?

Wait for Santa to sail in

With your presents

In a canoe...

That's it

at the far end,

over there.

So keep near me.


you're a witness.

You two should be

ashamed of yourselves.


Okay, just take

everybody's names,

keep the guests

in their rooms for the moment,

just make sure nobody leaves.

Are you all right?

Get some coffee.

I need to talk to you.

Were you in the bar

all evening?

Did you see anything?

Oh, God.

I can't believe

this has happened.

I just saw her--

What are you doing?

Well, you touched

the door handle,

didn't you?

Oh, I'm sorry.

I forgot.

Well, you're fine.

I guess you can

do your own.

No. Do it

for me, Frank.

My hands are

shaking too much.

Did you book

the room for them?


Why did you put them

on the top floor?

I don't know.

If you wanted them

to be noticed,

you'd stick them in the middle

of the first floor--

I don't know, Frank, I'm sorry.

I'm sorry.

I'm sorry.

It's all right. Don't worry.

You stay where I can find you.

You stay where I can find you.

I want whoever did this.

No! No!

It's just a photograph.

That's all it is.

Oh, Jesus.

What kind of casket

do you want, sir?

Uh, casket.


I-- I haven't--

I haven't got much money.

You'd better make it

the cheapest.


Why so formal, Frank?

Can we do this

in my office?

I've got a lot

of pressure on me.

It's got to

all be done right.

You know

Dave Waterston,

he's been

working with me.

I was Colin's partner.

You remember Colin, Tony?

Yes. I remember Colin.

We're not here

to discuss that.

Look, Frank,

I've already--

There's no need to go

into all that again.

We got your statement.

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