The Scapegoat (1959) - Rotten Tomatoes

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The Scapegoat (1959)





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In this mystery, an English teacher finds himself entangled in the murderous schemes of a wealthy French count, who happens to look just like him. The count talks the teacher into trading places. In his new guise, the count kills his wife and takes off with his mistress.

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Alec Guinness
as John Bartlett/Count Jacques De Gue
Bette Davis
as Countess de Gue
Irene Worth
as Francoise de Gue
Peter Bull
as Aristide
Pamela Brown
as Blanche
Annabel Bartlett
as Marie Noel de Gue
Noel Howlett
as Dr. Aloin
Alan Webb
as Inspector
Peter Sallis
as Customs Official
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Sir Alec's performance seems to be caricaturing the Guinness style: cold, correct, restrained almost to the point of self-extinction, he underacts in a cast of rip- roaring overactors till the contrast between him and them becomes grotesque.

March 14, 2018 | Full Review…

It's a one-idea film involving a case of mistaken identity.

April 21, 2003 | Rating: C | Full Review…

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