|Also Known As The Death Policy
||Robert Powell, Barbara Feldon
tv series were created by Brian Clemens. This was the first episode of
the series and starred American actress Barbara Feldon (Get Smart!) as
a young newlywed drawn into Robert Powell's clutches. Powell acts the
perfect gentleman, outwardly a charmer, but hiding the schemer
is allocated the victim's role in the plot, but begins to have suspicions as
to her husband's true intentions. Is anything really what it seems to
be? With plot twists here and there, it's easy to try and predict
what's to follow, but Clemen's is a master of pulling the wool over
your eyes. A
superb opener to this classic series.
It is about a businessman named Paul Tanner
played by Robert. He has a wife, Toni, played by Linda
Thorson, she is insured for a lot of money. They decide that
they want the money now and they plot to find an exact duplicate for
Toni, someone who looks like her.
Paul sets out and finds Jenny Firth played by Barbara Feldon, an
innocent tourist from the United States visiting England.
Paul starts talking to her and pretends to really fall for her and then
end up getting married. Now, Paul is still married to Toni,
his legal wife.
The story goes on and Paul keeps up the charade without this innocent
girl suspecting anything until one day a friend of Paul shows up and
begins to piece the whole plot together. He informs Paul that
he knows what he and Toni, his legal wife, are up to and demands half
of the money, so Paul does away with him his next move is to do away
with the innocent girl Jenny in order for him and his wife to get all
the money. They want to kill Jenny so that the insurance company will
think that it is Toni in the end. I think that this is one of
Robert's best movies.
It was made in 1973 in England, and Robert always shines in whatever
movie he is in. He is a wonderful actor who can play a man as wonderful
and great as Jesus but can also play a bad villian as he did in this
movie The death policy. I wish we could see more of his work
as he is a wonderful and brillant actor!
scene in which Paul is visited by a supposed friend, who discovers the
scheme and Paul, in order to avoid being blackmailed, kills him in such
a delicious way that Rober should have played more unbalanced fellows.
The laugh he makes driving his wife, upstairs, to think they are having
a good time was so scaring!
Robert, you still have time to play villains!!!!