R | | Crime, Drama, Mystery
In 1940s Kenya, a married couple join other affluent British expatriates in a lifestyle of recklessness and excess, but soon find themselves in a troubling situation.
The official title of Josslyn Hay (Charles Dance) was the Earl of Erroll, specifically, the 22nd Earl of Erroll, his full name also being Josslyn Victor Hay.
Gilbert, Jock's made a wager with Diana. He says that if you say more than two words, he'll buy her a fur coat.
Gilbert Colvile: Really?
The courtroom scenes include counsel shouting "Objection!" and the Judge replying "Sustained" or "Overruled" and occasionally ordering things "stricken from the record". These terms are routine in courts in the United States but are never heard in courts based on English jurisprudence, as was the case in colonial Kenya in 1941.
On the home video VHS version of the film, a jazzy, swing style period song is substituted over the End Credits. In the original theatrical release, "The Alphabet Song" sung by Sarah Miles was used. On the UK DVD from Sony CDR11476, The Alphabet Song is back, along with the score by George Fenton.
$24,538 24 April 1988