So many twists and turns! Only two characters, but dripping with suspense nonetheless.
Sleuth is a 1972 mystery film, an adaptation of the Tony Award-winning Sleuth by British playwright Anthony Shaffer. The screenplay was adapted by Shaffer. Directed by Joseph L. Mankiewicz, the film stars Laurence Olivier and Michael Caine.
Andrew Wyke (Olivier), a wealthy writer of crime detective fiction, invites to his country manor house the hairdresser whom he knows is having an affair with his wife, Marguerite. Wyke explains to the other man, Milo Tindle (Caine), that he is aware of the affair, no longer loves his wife, and suggests that Milo run off with her, so that he may be rid of her. However, he explains that Margurite has grown accustomed to an affluent lifestyle, and suggests that he and Milo stage a mock burglary to steal Margurite's jewelry from the safe at Andrew's house (so that Milo can afford to support Marguerite, and Andrew can collect the insurance money for the "stolen" jewelry). Milo agrees and dresses as a clown, and attempts break into Wyke's house, per...