Interesting Questions, Facts and Information
- There are a total of 30 general entries.
Interesting Questions, Facts, and Information
Laurence Olivier shot Michael Caine just before the police arrived.. Michael Caine warned that the police were coming but, after having been fooled twice already, Olivier refused to believe him.
|What was interesting about the jigsaw puzzle that Laurence Olivier was working on?||Sleuth
It was completely white.. Andrew Wyke considered himself to be a world-class gamesman.
|Where does Laurence Olivier find the piece of jewelry?||Sleuth
In the glass that Michael Caine is holding.. It was a crystal bracelet so it blended in easily with the ice. It was originally described as being engraved, but it's hard to imagine where you would put an inscription on crystal beads.
|What are the four incriminating items (one of which is the alleged murder weapon) that Michael Caine had hidden around Laurence Olivier's house?||Sleuth
A bracelet, a shoe, a false eyelash and a silk stocking.. All four items were hidden about the house in plain view.
|Michael Caine seeks revenge on Laurence Olivier by staging a two-part game in which he claims to have murdered someone near to Laurence Olivier. Whom does he claim to have murdered?||Sleuth
Olivier's mistress. She had become fed up with Olivier's degrading games and became a willing accomplice.
|How is Michael Caine's character dressed when he attempts to 'burgle' Laurence Olivier's house?||Sleuth
As a clown.. All costumes were suggested by one of the two characters, but the clown costume was the one chosen.
|Laurence Olivier plays an author of detective fiction. What is the name of his chief detective character?||Sleuth
St. John Lord Merridew. Although all four choices are fictional dectectives, only St. John (pronounced Sinjen) was created for this movie. Alex Delaware is Jonathan Kellerman's detective psychologist, Inspector Thomas Lynley is the creation of Elizabeth George, and Detective Inspector Banks belongs to Peter Robinson.
|What is the name of the character played by Michael Caine?||Sleuth
Milo Tindle. These are all names of characters that Michael Caine has played. Sidney Bruhl is from 'Death Trap', Nigel Powers is from 'Goldmember', and Inspector Aberline is from 'Jack the Ripper'.
|What is the name of the character played by Laurence Olivier?||Sleuth
Andrew Wyke. Andrew Wyke is a very successful author of mystery novels.
|Which actor(s) received an Oscar nomination for Best Actor?||"Sleuth" Quiz
Both. Michael Caine and Laurence Olivier both received an Oscar nomination for Best Actor in 1973, but Jack Lemmon took the award for his role in "Save the Tiger".
"Sleuth" is one of those films which can justifiably be described as "remarkable", and "a classic". It is a cleverly scripted, perfectly cast, brilliantly acted masterpiece with so many twists and turns that it is a joy to watch again and again. If you haven't yet seen it - see it soon!
|Along with Michael Caine and Laurence Olivier, what is the only other name to appear in the credits in an acting role, for the part of the Inspector?||"Sleuth" Quiz
Alec Cawthorne. In my view, the part of the Inspector is played with a quality of performance that matches both Caine's Tindle and Olivier's Wyke.
|What is the name of the policeman who calls at the house?||"Sleuth" Quiz
Inspector Doppler. "Inspector Plodder" is the derisive term that Wyke uses in his novels, to refer to a policeman.
|When Milo agrees to stage the burglary, what disguise does he choose from the dressing-up basket?||"Sleuth" Quiz
Clown. Complete with the wig, enormously long shoes, and huge trousers. He declines Wyke's offer of the costume comprised of a striped jersey, mask, and bag marked "swag".
He is having an affair with her. Wyke "invites Milo over for a chat", when he discovers that Milo and Marguerite are having an affair.
Marguerite. We see a portrait of Marguerite, but never the lady herself.
Crime novelist. As well as being fascinated with games-playing and make-believe, Wyke is a novelist. The literary detective he created is called St. John Lord Merrydew, who has "a nose for smelling out crime, superior to anything in the Force". Wyke is stupefied to discover that Milo has never heard of his Lordship.
Hairdresser. Milo owns hairdressing salons in London and Brighton. His father was a watchmaker, whose surname was Tindolini. Milo tells Wyke that, in Milo's father's day, anyone with a surname like Tindolini was expected to "make-a da ice-a cream".
|Who plays the affluent member of the English gentry, Andrew Wyke?||"Sleuth" Quiz
Laurence Olivier. Laurence Olivier (later Lord Olivier) was the leading British actor of his generation. Michael Caine (later Sir Michael Caine) described "Sleuth" as the story of a duel between two men, but also as a real-life duel between the two actors, as he tried (and in my view succeeded) to match the quality of Olivier's performance. Michael Caine abstained from drinking alcohol throughout the entire shooting of "Sleuth" so that he could keep his own performance as sharp as possible.
Michael Caine. Michael Caine was a young, up-and-coming actor at the time.
|"Whatever are you doing with that _____ in your hand, my dear boy?"||"Sleuth" Quotes
cue. Andrew and Milo go down and play some pool. Milo picks up a cue and waits for his turn, however, Andrew gets every single ball he calls. At the end of the game he asks Milo the above question, to which Milo replies, "I was waiting for you to miss."
|"Why don't I just keep ______ you lightly on the head with the poker until a lump comes up?"||"Sleuth" Quotes
tapping. Andrew wants a convincing lump on his head to substantiate his story that he had a fight with the burglar. Milo wants to use the poker, but Andrew gets nervous and keeps insisting that he only wants a small lump, and Milo shouldn't hit him too hard, at which point Milo delivers this sarcastic line.