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Sleuth is a comedy drama play by Anthony Shaffer. It tells the story of a man who invites his wife's lover to his home, in order to play games with him before he kills him. In 1972 it was made into a movie starring Laurence Olivier, Michael Caine, Alec Cawthorne[?], John Matthews[?] and Eve Channing[?].

The movie was adapted by Shaffer from his play, and directed by Joseph L. Mankiewicz[?].

It was nominated for Academy Awards for Best Actor in a Leading Role (Michael Caine), Best Actor in a Leading Role (Laurence Olivier), Best Director and Best Music, Original Dramatic Score.

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