|A Murder of Quality|
|Directed by||Gavin Millar|
|Produced by||Eric Abraham|
|Written by||John le Carré|
|Based on|| A Murder of Quality |
by John le Carré
|Starring|| Denholm Elliott |
|Music by||Stanley Myers|
|Edited by||Angus Newton|
|Distributed by|| ITV (UK)|
|10 April 1991 (UK)|
13 October 1991 (US)
A Murder of Quality is a 1991 television film directed by Gavin Millar and a screenplay written by John le Carré, based on his 1962 novel A Murder of Quality ,first screened on 10 April 1991 on ITV in the United Kingdom and shown in the United States of America on 13 October 1991 on the A&E network.
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