White Mischief (1987) Movie

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Ratings / Votes
6.1/ 10 (1530 Votes)

MPAA Ratings

Production Company
Goldcrest Films International [gb]
Nelson Entertainment [us]
Power Tower Investments
Umbrella Films

Production Designer

All Producers

All Directors


Release Date
(UK) - 1987
(France) - 17 February 1988
(Australia) - 21 April 1988
(USA) - 22 April 1988
(Belgium) - 28 April 1988

Running Time

White Mischief. A True Story. In England they were the elite, but bound by rules of society. In Kenya there were no rules, only glamour, decadence . . . and murder.

1940s, adultery, africa, backless-dress, based-on-novel, based-on-true-story, cattle, cemetery, cocktail-party, colonial-africa, color-in-title, dancing, debauched-party, england, english, female-nudity, full-frontal-female-nudity, horse-racing, jealousy, kenya, loss-of-lover, maasai, murder, pistol, plantation,

Technical Support
OFM:35 mm
PFM:35 mm
RAT:1.75 : 1

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Full Cast

  1. Ackland, Joss as ['Jock' Delves Broughton] <3>
  2. Beadle, Gary as [African Servant] <38>
  3. Benson, Anthony (I) as [Fox] <32>
  4. Bisi-Pedro, Ilario as [African Policeman] <28>
  5. Chase, Stephan as [Carberry] <22>
  6. Chege, Douglas as [Kiptobe] <20>
  7. Dance, Charles (I) as [Josslyn Hay] <2>
  8. Darrell, John as [Registrar] <35>
  9. Dobie, Alan as [Harragin] <13>
  10. Donachie, Ron as [Club Manager] <19>
  11. Finn, Tim (I) as (uncredited) [Bandleader]
  12. Fisher, Gregor as [McPherson] <14>
  13. Grant, Hugh (I) as [Hugh] <12>
  14. Head, Murray (I) as [Lizzie] <7>
  15. Howard, Trevor (I) as [Jack Soames] <9>
  16. Hurt, John as [Gilbert Colvile] <8>
  17. Jellinek, Tristram as [Land Agent] <16>
  18. Le Vaillant, Nigel as [Handsome Reporter] <33>
  19. Mahinda, Edwin as [Boy Waiter at Wake] <39>
  20. Mahoney, Louis as [Abdullah] <27>
  21. Mathias, Sean as [Gerald Portman] <18>
  22. McAnally, Ray as [Morris] <6>
  23. Moody, Bill (I) as [Jury Foreman] <36>
  24. Myers, Tim (III) as [Raymond de Trafford] <17>
  25. Ngojine, Seipal as [Maasai Warrior] <24>
  26. Pierre, Olivier (I) as [Kaplan] <31>
  27. Pithey, Wensley as [Sheridan] <21>
  28. Quilter, David as [Chief Superintendent Poppy] <29>
  29. Rees, John (I) as [Baines] <30>
  30. Saitoti, Pilip as [Maasai Warrior] <25>
  31. Whybray, Basil as [Spotty Reporter] <34>
  32. Chaplin, Geraldine as [Nina Soames] <5>
  33. Fleetwood, Susan as [Gladys, Lady Delamer] <10>
  34. Harker, Susannah as [Young Girl] <37>
  35. Miles, Sarah (I) as [Alice de Janzé] <4>
  36. Neilson, Catherine as [Lady June Carberry] <11>
  37. Parkin, Amanda as [Nancy Wirewater] <26>
  38. Pearce, Jacqueline (I) as [Idina] <15>
  39. Scacchi, Greta as [Diana Lady Broughton] <1>
  40. Travers-Deacon, Clare as [Muffin-faced Woman] <23>


  1. Crime
  2. Drama
  3. Romance
  4. Thriller

Full Plot

A millionaire past his prime and his young wife arrive in Kenya circa 1940 to find that the other affluent British expatriates are living large as the homefront gears up for war. They are busy swapping partners, doing drugs, and attending lavish parties and horse races. She begins a torrid affair with one of the bon vivants, and her husband finds out and confronts them. The husband and wife decide to break up peacefully, but the bon vivant is murdered and all the evidence points to the husband. Ed Sutton Plot not found

Total Business

BT: USD 5,300,000 CP: White Umbrella Films Limited, 31, Percy Street, London W1P 9FG, UK GR: USD 3,107,551 (USA) OW: USD 24,538 (USA) (22 April 1988) (1 screen)

Movie Certificate

16 (Iceland)
M (Australia)
M/16 (Portugal)
16 (Argentina)
K-15 (Finland)
15 (Sweden)
18 (UK)
16 (West Germany)

Music Composers

  1. Fenton, George


  1. Deakins, Roger (director of photography)

Dress Designers

  1. Allen, Marit


AMLF [fr] - (1988) (France) (theatrical)
Aquarius TV [gr] - (2001) (Greece) (TV)
Columbia Pictures [us] - (1988) (USA) (theatrical)
Home Video Hellas (HVH) [gr] - (1990) (Greece) (VHS)
Nelson Entertainment [us] - (1988) (USA) (VHS)
Umbrella Entertainment [au] - (2009) (Australia) (video) (VOD)
Umbrella Entertainment [au] - (2011) (Australia) (DVD)

Film Editors

  1. Priestley, Tom (I)


  1. Addly, Ann (unit nurse: Kenya)
  2. Babu Kamau, Paul (production runner)
  3. Beavis, Susie (unit nurse)
  4. Belcher, Simon (I) (location runner)
  5. Bell, Stacy (III) (assistant: Simon Perry)
  6. Bouma, Richard (liaison: Kenya)
  7. Cahartley, Roy (animal handler)
  8. Cavers, Clinton (location manager)
  9. Craymer, Judy (assistant: Michael Radford)
  10. Cremins, Con (production accountant: Kenya)
  11. Daubeny, Nick (location manager)
  12. Davis, Robin (III) (animal handler)
  13. Fordham, Annick (floor runner)
  14. Halliday, Karen (I) (assistant to choreographer)
  15. Hoey, Lynn (production runner)
  16. Hopps, Stuart (choreographer)
  17. Johnson, Ian (II) (film school attachment)
  18. Johnston, Jackie (production assistant)
  19. Kelsey, Gilly (assistant to location manager: Kenya)
  20. Kigada, Lydia (assistant: Michael Radford, Kenya)
  21. Mbugua, Herman (accounting assistant)
  22. Morgan, Bob (IV) (security officer)
  23. Murphy, Peter (II) (jobfit attachment)
  24. Muthoni, Susan (cashier)
  25. Nicholson, Susan (I) (assistant accountant)
  26. Phelan, Maggie (production accountant)
  27. Powell, Zakiya (unit publicist)
  28. Rambaut, Pat (script supervisor)
  29. Randolph, Luke (production controller)
  30. Richards, Mary (I) (production coordinator)
  31. Ruben, Monty (production consultant)
  32. Samuelson, Marc (production associate)
  33. Scudamore, Matthew (floor runner)
  34. Slate, Sheila (contact: London)
  35. Topolski, Teresa (assistant: Mary Selway) (as Tessa Topolski)
  36. Trower, Jane (accounts department assistant)
  37. Woodall, Caroline (animal handler)


Alice de Janze: Oh God, not another fucking beautiful day. Lady Diana Broughton: I've got a bet going with my friend. She says I won't be able to get three words out of you. Gilbert Colvile: [vacantly] Oh. Really. [he walks away] Lady Diana Broughton: The more I meet man, the more I like dogs. Josslyn Hay: Earl of Erroll: Do you know what happens to a woman once she loses her looks? Lady Diana Broughton: No. What? Josslyn Hay: Earl of Erroll: Nothing. Sir Jock Delves Broughton: These bankers are terrible, Abdullah. Abdullah, Broughton's Servant: Yes, Bwana. Sir Jock Delves Broughton: When it's dry they offer you no end of umbrellas; as soon as it starts raining they want them back.

Other Titles

  1. Die letzten Tage in Kenya (1987) (ENG)
    (West Germany)

  2. Misfatto bianco (1987) (ENG)

  3. Letzten Tage in Kenya, Die (1987) (GER)
    (West Germany)

  4. Misfatto bianco (1987) (ITA)

Shooting/Filming Locations

  1. Kenya
  2. Lee International Studios, Shepperton, Surrey, England, UK - (studio)
  3. UK
  4. Wrotham Park, Barnet, Hertfordshire, England, UK - (Doddington Hall)