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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.