|THE TENTH MAN (TV MOVIE) (director: Jack Gold; screenwriters: story by Graham Greene/Lee Langly/Geoffrey Kerr; cinematographer: Alan Hume; editor: Millie Moore; music: Lee Holdridge; cast: Anthony Hopkins (Chapel), Kristin Scott Thomas (Therese Mangeot), Timothy Watson (Michel Mangeot), Derek Jacobi (The Impostor), Peter Jonfield (Rouse), Paul Rogers (Breton), Cyril Cusack (The Priest), Brenda Bruce (Madame Mangeot), Brenda Bruce (Madame Mangeot); Runtime:99; MPAA Rating: NR; producer: William Hill; Rosemont Productions (CBS); 1988-USA/UK)|
|"Glossy TV movie thriller."
by Dennis Schwartz
The title refers to Michel, who was the tenth man to draw lots for the execution.
It seems improbable that no one in the village now recognizes Cheval, including the village priest (Cyril Cusack) and his Resistance leader next-door neighbor (Peter Jonfield). There were too many other improbable dramatics that weren't satisfactorily answered, including why didn't Cheval immediately report the dangerous impostor to the authorities.
It was shown on TV as a Hallmark Hall of Fame special.
REVIEWED ON 8/13/2016 GRADE: B-
Dennis Schwartz: "Ozus' World Movie Reviews"
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