An Inspector Calls

I watched what I thought was a cozy type detective film last night  called An Inspector Calls.

It takes place in England, 1912 at the Birling Estate. The family has gathered to celebrate the engagement of Sheila and her fiancé Gerald.

Just when everyone is relaxed, a visitor is announced, an Inspector Goole.  He comes in, makes himself comfy, then tells them about the death by suicide of a young woman. He questions them all quite harshly, revealing over the course of the film that every person had met her and had contributed to her demise.

I thought it interesting that the aristocrats let him bully them, and that he managed to make each of them regret their treatment of the girl.

The film is based on a play by J. B. Priestley which is apparently well known  in England.

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