“The Scapegoat” (Acorn)***

If you’re desperate for diversion and don’t want anything heavy or arty, this is a pretty good choice. Based on a Daphne du Maurier novel, it requires some suspension of disbelief as do many of her books. But it kept me engrossed because of the strong acting, the sets and the building tension of good vs. evil. You will recognize most of the actors, but if you are like me, won’t remember the names: ” Oh that’s the guy who played Lord Montbatten in “The Crown”. The star of “The Americans” plays two parts. One is a sweet but vaguely pathetic teacher, the other an evil profligate. You’ll love the scenes of the real Queen Elizabeth looking very uncomfortable at her Coronation. If you are into gore and violence this is not the film for you.

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