R | | Crime, Drama, Mystery
A millionaire past his prime, and his young wife, arrive in Kenya circa 1940 to find that the other affluent British expatriates are living large, as the homefront gears up for war. They ... See full summary »
The film was released forty-six years after the true life events of the Happy Valley murder of Josslyn Hay, 22nd Earl of Erroll, in 1941 in Kenya, Africa.
Josslyn Hay: Earl of Erroll:
Do you know what happens to a woman once she loses her looks?
Lady Diana Broughton: No. What?
Josslyn Hay: Earl of Erroll: Nothing.
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.
$24,538 (USA) (22 April 1988)
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