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An Unsuitable Job for a Woman (1982)

94 min | Crime, Drama, Mystery

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, ...See moreA 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... Written by Brian Wallen See less
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P.D. James (novel) | Elizabeth McKay (screenplay) | Christopher Petit (screenplay) | Brian Scobie (screenplay)
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Updated Feb 16, 1982

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Apr 26, 1985 (United States)

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Billie Whitelaw
Elizabeth Leaming Elizabeth Leaming   See fewer
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Paul Freeman
James Calendar James Calendar   See fewer
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Pippa Guard
Cordelia Gray Cordelia Gray   See fewer
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Dominic Guard
Andrew Lunn Andrew Lunn   See fewer
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Elizabeth Spriggs
Miss Markland Miss Markland   See fewer
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David Horovitch
Sergeant Maskell Sergeant Maskell   See fewer
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Margaret Wade
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Alex Guard
Mark Callender Mark Callender   See fewer
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Peter Jaques
Priest (uncredited) Priest (uncredited)   See fewer
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Emma Lawrence
Girl 2 (uncredited) Girl 2 (uncredited)   See fewer
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6 / 10 | 108 votes