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70s or 80s movie set in africa; privileged Englishman with beautiful wife (a marriage of convenience) tries to get away with murder.

I think from the 70s or 80s, a white, privileged Englishman murders his beautiful wife's lover and tries to pin the charge on someone else.  The marriage is one of convenience, as I recall, but he suddenly gets jealous of his wife's lover and murders him.  He thinks because of his "position" in society, he'll be found not guilty.  Something about his family's tartan pattern found with the body eventually gives him away.  The actor who played the lead looks (as I recall) kind of like Charles Gray or Gert Frobe (although Frobe was German - this actor was definitely British).  I'm pretty sure it takes place in Africa (probably South Africa?).
asked Nov 14, 2014 in Name That Movie by djs1021 (6 points)

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Pretty sure you're looking for "White Mischief" with Charles Dance.

A 1987 film, set in 1940s Kenya, his character is married to Greta Schacchi and he put on trial for the murder of the Earl of Erroll.

It's a marriage of convenience in the sense that he was much much older and they had an agreement about "other people."
answered Nov 14, 2014 by FalloftheEmpire (132 points)
selected Nov 14, 2014 by djs1021