The Scapegoat

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Alec Guinness has double trouble in this stylish mystery thriller costarring Bette Davis, based on the novel by Daphne du Maurier (Rebecca). When John Barratt (Guinness) meets Count Jacques De Gué (Guinness again) while vacationing in the South of... read more
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Alec Guinness has double trouble in this stylish mystery thriller costarring Bette Davis, based on the novel by Daphne du Maurier (Rebecca). When John Barratt (Guinness) meets Count Jacques De Gué (Guinness again) while vacationing in the South of France, the lonely university professor can’t believe his eyes…the Count is his exact double! But when Barratt awakens after a night of heavy drinking, he finds De Gué has vanished, leaving the professor in his place. Unable to convince anyone that he’s not the Count, Barratt has no choice but to go along with the sham, fooling De Gué’s friends and family, including his drug-addled mother (Davis) and jittery rich wife (Irene Worth). But it’s only when he uncovers the Count’s marriage contract that Barratt slowly tumbles onto De Gué’s scheme: to murder his wife, run off with his mistress (Nicole Maurey) and dispose of his gullible double.

Original Release

08/06/1959

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Directors

Robert Hamer

Writers

Daphne Du Maurier, Robert Hamer, Gore Vidal

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Producers

Editors

Jack Harris

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