White Mischief (1988) - Rotten Tomatoes

White Mischief1988

White Mischief (1988)




Critic Consensus: No consensus yet.

White Mischief Photos

Movie Info

Based on one of the most scandalous murders in British history, White Mischief transpires in Kenya at a time just before the beginning of World War II. Jock Broughton (Joss Ackland) is a wealthy rancher who becomes taken with a young gold-digger named Diana (Greta Scacchi). Even though he is fully aware of her reasons for doing so, the pair wed. Broughton falls on hard times and loses his fortune. The hedonistic Earl of Erroll (Charles Dance) realizes this change of fortune may make Diana more open to engaging in an affair. One evening, Erroll is found murdered. Broughton is tried for the crime. Michael Radford would not direct again for seven years, but returned with the international hit Il Postino in 1994.


Greta Scacchi
as Diana Caldwell
Charles Dance
as Josslyn Hay, Earl of Erroll
Sarah Miles
as Alice de Janze
Joss Ackland
as Sir John "Jock" Delves Broughton
John Hurt
as Gilbert Colvile
Susan Fleetwood
as Gwladys, Lady Delamere
Alan Dobie
as Harragin, Prosecutor
Hugh Grant
as Hugh Dickinson
Jacqueline Pearce
as Lady Idina Gordon
Catherine Neilson
as June Carberry
Murray Head
as Lizzie Lezard
Gregor Fisher
as McPherson
Geraldine Chaplin
as Nina Soames
Trevor Howard
as Jack Soames
Tim Myers
as Raymond de Trafford
Sean Mathias
as Gerald Portman
Ron Donachie
as Club Manager
Stephan Chase
as Carberry
Seipal Ngojine
as Masai Warrior
Clare Travers-Deacon
as Muffin-faced Woman
Pilip Saitoti
as Masai Warrior
Amanda Farkin
as Nancy Wirewater
Louis Mahoney
as Abdullah
Amanda Parkin
as Nancy Wirewater
Ilarrio Bisi-Pedro
as African Policeman
John Rees
as Baines
Nigel Le Vaillant
as Handsome Reporter
Basil Whybray
as Spotty Reporter
John Darrell
as Registrar
Bill Moody
as Jury Foreman
Susannah Harker
as Young Girl
Gary Beadle
as African Servant
Edwin Mahinda
as Boy Waiter
View All

Critic Reviews for White Mischief

All Critics (10) | Top Critics (2)

The film has been directed by Michael Radford (who also made the recent version of 1984), and he goes for atmosphere rather than plot. I think that is the right decision.

January 1, 2000 | Rating: 3/4 | Full Review…

A vivid morality tale about the high cost of decadent narcissism.

August 28, 2004 | Rating: 4/5 | Full Review…

Audience Reviews for White Mischief

There are no featured audience reviews yet. Click the link below to see what others say about White Mischief!

White Mischief Quotes

There are no approved quotes yet for this movie.

News & Features