Why is no one suspicious of Wadsworth?
Since Tim Curry speaks in his natural voice in this movie, I assume that he is not playing an American whose stifled English accent can pass for the smooth, subtly threatening sound of a criminal like he does in Annie. The guests accept Wadsworth's word that Mr. Boddy is the troublemaker and follow everything that the butler commands. It's difficult to believe that no one would realize that there is something amiss about an Englishman who makes a production of loyalty to the American government. Wadsworth repeatedly emphasizes surrounding morality, crime, and legal secrets in a country that is not his. There are many signs that the manager of the gathering is Mr. Boddy or Mr. Boddy's accomplice, yet none are grasped. Mr. Green eventually grows suspicious, but does not make the connection to a hidden identity. The plot would be more acceptable and stimulating if there were a background for how, as one of his nationality, Mr. Boddy gets the deepest, most damaging secrets available in America, and Wadsworth becomes an agent for the Federal Bureau Of Investigation.share