The Scapegoat

Overview

In this uneven but well-acted mystery story with a few gaps in the plot here and there, Alec Guiness plays a double role. He is John Barratt, a British teacher on vacation in France who is conned into taking on another identity. The identity he assumes is that of his double, Count Jacques de Gue, who has none of John's upright, moral character. Once ensconced as the Count, John discovers that the Count's mother Bette Davis is addicted to morphine, his wife Irene Worth believes he is out to kill her, and the ...
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Overview

In this uneven but well-acted mystery story with a few gaps in the plot here and there, Alec Guiness plays a double role. He is John Barratt, a British teacher on vacation in France who is conned into taking on another identity. The identity he assumes is that of his double, Count Jacques de Gue, who has none of John's upright, moral character. Once ensconced as the Count, John discovers that the Count's mother Bette Davis is addicted to morphine, his wife Irene Worth believes he is out to kill her, and the Count's brother-in-law Peter Bull is embezzling funds away from the family business. And those are just a few of his problems, alleviated somewhat by his mistress Nicole Murray. Once John realizes how decadent and immoral the Count really is he feels duty-bound to challenge him to a duel.
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Product Details

  • Release Date: 6/14/2012
  • UPC: 883316496947
  • Original Release: 1959
  • Rating:

  • Source: Warner Archives
  • Region Code: 0
  • Presentation: Pan & Scan
  • Time: 1:32:00
  • Format: DVD
  • Sales rank: 16,189

Cast & Crew

Performance Credits
Alec Guinness John Barrett, Count Jacques De Gue
Nicole Maurey Bela
Bette Davis Countess de Gue
Irene Worth Francoise de Gue
Pamela Brown Blanche
Peter Bull Aristide
Annabel Bartlett Marie Noel de Gue
Geoffrey Keen Gaston
Noel Howlett Dr. Aloin
Leslie French Lacoste
Alan Webb Inspector
Maria Britneva Maid
Eddie Byrne Barman
Alexander Archdale Gamekeeper
Peter Sallis Customs' Official
Technical Credits
Robert Hamer Director, Screenwriter
Michael Balcon Producer
Paul Beeson Cinematographer
Harry Frampton Makeup
Jack Harris Editor
Tom Howard Special Effects
Bronislau Kaper Score Composer
Olga Lehmann Costumes/Costume Designer
Robert Maer Screenwriter
Tom Pevsner Asst. Director
Elliot Scott Art Director
Gore Vidal Screenwriter
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Scene Index

Disc #1 -- Scapegoat
1. Chapter 1 [1:42]
2. Chapter 2 [3:42]
3. Chapter 3 [3:47]
4. Chapter 4 [5:25]
5. Chapter 5 [2:11]
6. Chapter 6 [3:09]
7. Chapter 7 [5:49]
8. Chapter 8 [4:00]
9. Chapter 9 [2:33]
10. Chapter 10 [2:51]
11. Chapter 11 [4:25]
12. Chapter 12 [2:19]
13. Chapter 13 [5:52]
14. Chapter 14 [3:27]
15. Chapter 15 [1:54]
16. Chapter 16 [3:14]
17. Chapter 17 [3:22]
18. Chapter 18 [2:50]
19. Chapter 19 [2:10]
20. Chapter 20 [3:51]
21. Chapter 21 [2:30]
22. Chapter 22 [2:56]
23. Chapter 23 [3:02]
24. Chapter 24 [5:26]
25. Chapter 25 [2:48]
26. Chapter 26 [2:32]
27. Chapter 27 [3:56]
28. Chapter 28 [:25]
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Menu

Disc #1 -- Scapegoat
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   Menu Group #1 with 28 chapter(s) covering 01:32:08
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