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Christopher Petit

An Unsuitable Job for a Woman

Edition 1983
94' - 1982 - Crime, Mystery, Drama - Dialogue: English
Director: Christopher Petit Composer: Chaz Jankel With: Billie Whitelaw, Paul Freeman, Pippa Guard
A rather loose adaptation of the P. D. James novel. Cordelia Gray, the survivor of a partnership in a detective agency, is asked by the assistant of James Calendar to investigate the suicide of his son, Mark. About the same age as Mark, Cordelia is resourceful in her investigation, but smitten with the dead son and becomes obsessed with his memory and his increasingly suspicious death. She interviews his friend, Andrew, and his girlfriend, Isobel. She is also interested in James Calendar's assistant, Elizabeth Leaming, who seems to have a more than natural interest in Mark. She is thrown down an abandoned well and later chases her assailant, Andrew...

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Christopher Petit


Chaz Jankel


Billie Whitelaw, Paul Freeman, Pippa Guard


Christopher Petit, Elizabeth McKay, Brian Scobie

Director of Photography

Martin Schäfer


Mick Audsley


Peter McKay, Michael Relph

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Countries of production

United Kingdom

Screenplay based on

"An Unsuitable Job for a Woman" (P.D. James)



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