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While on a Pyrenees vacation in 1922, upright English gentleman Richard Chandos (Malcolm McDowell, A Clockwork Orange, Heroes) encounters the villainous Vanity Fair (Eileen Atkins, Cold Mountain). Mistress of the turreted Chateau Jezreel and leader of a motley band of criminals, she will inherit millions if she can force her stepdaughter to marry. Pitting his wits against this formidable adversary, Chandos determines to rescue the beautiful young woman. But Vanity Fair keeps one step ahead of him, a trick forever up her sleeve and murder in her heart.
Based on the novel by Dornford Yates and adapted by Tom Sharpe (Wilt, Porterhouse Blue), the story unfolds in a series of twists and turns as sharp as the hairpin bends around which the protagonists hurl their luxury cars. Emmy®-winner Atkins and Golden Globe®-nominee McDowell play perfect foils in this highly entertaining thriller.
Welcome to the world of Dornford Yates! You don't have to be English to enjoy this DVD, but it probably helps. We are used to such excess. Read morePublished 13 months ago by fiz
If you like Period Mystery Thrillers. You will love "She Fell Among Thieves". I picked this DVD up over a year ago and then put it aside after viewing about 30 seconds of it... Read morePublished 17 months ago by Marguerite Southard
Now this is definitely a movie that would not appeal to everyone! We didn't know what to expect, but love Judi Dench and love BBC films/series. Read morePublished 22 months ago by P. Lee
Amazon's description of the cast of "She Fell Among Thieves" is inaccurate. The film features Dame Eileen Atkins, Malcolm McDowell and Karen Dotrice (of Mary Poppins fame. Read morePublished on July 19, 2012 by Music Lover
Rather slow and a lot of chasing around the countryside, (up and down mountains); too much drama. Fun to watch, (for a short while), but not really something that quite matches... Read morePublished on December 9, 2011 by Jane Austen
She fell among thieves. DVD BBC production
This is a very good movie. Only thing is there is no Judi Dench in the cast. Read more
When I bought this I wasn't sure what to expect but was pleased with the content. I play dvd's when I work and mostly listen to them but this I couldn't help but watch.Published on September 12, 2009 by Jean M.