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.

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