Thursday, April 14, 2016

The Mystery of Lord Lucan 2013

     This film is based on a true story that happened between 1972 and 1974.  This DVD has two parts and two discs.  John Pearson interviews John Burke and Susie Maxwell-Scott in 2003 for a book he is writing titled The Gamblers.  The Clermont Club was a Mayfair casino run by John Aspinall who was also a zookeeper.  One of his regular clients was John Bingham also known as Lord Lucan who also has the nickname Lucky.  It is not because he has luck with the gambling, it’s the opposite, he is very unlucky and he loses a lot of money every week.  Lord Lucan is married to Veronica, they have three children, two girls and a boy.  When Veronica starts to complain about their outstanding debts and his gambling, he becomes violent and slaps her.  He begins to think he will try to have Veronica committed for insanity and he will obtain custody of the children.  He has moved out of the family home into a flat and this will cut his expenses back to one home if she dies. 
     The first disc is about the gambling and the family.  The second disc is nearly a decade later about a trial relating to the family.  I thought this was very interesting and different.  There were so many times I wanted to hit my TV because of Lord Lucan’s attitudes and behaviors!!  Lucan only cares about himself, what he wants to do and what he needs.  3 ½* (I liked this movie)

214 min, TV Movie, Crime directed by Adrian Shergold with Paul Freeman, Matthew Flynn, Rory Kinnear, Christopher Eccleston, Rufus Wright, Rupert Evans, James Bradshaw, Alan Cox, Ann Bell, Anna Walton.

Note:  Imdb 6.8 out of 10, 5*, Amazon 3.8* out of 5* with 18 reviews.
Special Note:  Filmed in London, England, UK.

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