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Malice Aforethought (1979)
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Malice Aforethought (1979)
Genre: Comedy, Drama, Crime, Mystery
Country: UK
Duration: 50 min.
TV show
Story: Dr. Edmund Bickleigh is a man who is very careful and very determined. And he is especially determined to not get caught committing the perfect murder of his wife. In the end he succeeds but then finds circumstances are "agin him".
Plot: assassination plot, unhappy marriage, court, trial, physician, courtroom, doctor, marriage, murder, surprise, morphine, humiliation, inspector, murder of wife, neighbor, affair
Time: 1920s
Place: scotland yard

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