Agatha Chrisitie - My Top Picks

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1.
A Caribbean Mystery (1983 TV Movie)
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While Miss Marple is on vacation in a luxurious Caribbean resort, a fellow guest confides he has evidence that another resident of the hotel is an unscrupulous serial murderer but is poisoned before he can reveal his identity to her. (92 mins.)
Director: Robert Lewis
 
2.
Ten Little Indians (1965)
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Ten people are invited to a luxury mountaintop mansion, only to find that an unseen person is killing them one by one. Could one of them be the killer? (91 mins.)
Director: George Pollock
 
3.
Seven Dials Mystery (1981 TV Movie)
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Lady Eileen 'Bundle' Brent a pert, aggressive young aristocrat insinuates herself into a series of murders, stolen state secrets, and a mysterious secret society. (132 mins.)
Director: Tony Wharmby
 
4.
Murder Is Easy (1982 TV Movie)
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An American computer expert meets a distraught old lady on a train and she tells him that a homicidal maniac is stalking her quiet little village. (90 mins.)
Director: Claude Whatham
 
5.
The Pale Horse (1997 TV Movie)
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When Mark Easterbrook finds himself in the frame for the murder of a priest, there seems no way to prove his innocence other than solving the mystery himself. (120 mins.)
Director: Charles Beeson
 
6.
The Man in the Brown Suit (1989 TV Movie)
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An American woman is getting involved in a diamond theft in South Africa. (100 mins.)
Director: Alan Grint
 
7.
Ordeal by Innocence (1984)
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Dr Calgary returns home from an expedition and goes looking for a hitchhiker whom he gave a lift to two years previously in order to return the man's address book. He discovers the man has been executed for his mother's murder. (90 mins.)
Director: Desmond Davis
 
8.
Why Didn't They Ask Evans? (1980 TV Movie)
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While golfing on the Welsh coast, Bobby Jones apparently hits a stranger who falls off the the sea cliff. His enigmatic last words are "Why didn't they ask Evans?" (180 mins.)
 
9.
The Agatha Christie Hour (1982 TV Series)
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A collection of ten hour-long dramas based on short stories by Agatha Christie. (52 mins.)
 
10.
And Then There Were None (1945)
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Ten people are invited to an isolated island, only to find that an unseen person is killing them one by one. Could one of them be the killer? (97 mins.)
Director: Rene Clair
 
11.
Suspicions (1995)
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Six friends are trapped in an isolated cabin reachable only by a rugged ten-mile hike. Then they start to die one by one. (83 mins.)
 
12.
Sparkling Cyanide (1983 TV Movie)
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Rosemary Barton, the beautiful wife of a top attorney, dies during their anniversary party at an exclusive restaurant. Later a suicide note is found along with traces of cyanide in her drink, but murder cannot be ruled out. (100 mins.)
Director: Robert Lewis
 
13.
Murder at the Gallop (1963)
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When a wealthy old man appears to have been "frightened to death" by a cat, Miss Marple suspects one of his four relatives, all heirs to his estate, of his murder. (81 mins.)
Director: George Pollock
 
14.
Murder Most Foul (1964)
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When Miss Marple joins a theatrical company after a blackmailer is murdered, several members of the troupe are also dispatched by this mysterious killer. (90 mins.)
Director: George Pollock
 
15.
Murder Ahoy (1964)
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After Miss Marple is made a trustee of a merchant marine training vessel, a fellow trustee is poisoned, and ship's officers are later murdered after she comes on board. (93 mins.)
Director: George Pollock
 
16.
Agatha Christie's Marple (2004 TV Series)
Episode: A Pocket Full of Rye (2008)
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A detestable businessman is murdered while at work, and a handful of rye is found in his pockets. Soon after, members of his household fall victim to a killer intent on recreating scenes from a popular nursery rhyme. (93 mins.)
 
17.
Spider's Web (1982 TV Movie)
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The wife of a Foreign Office diplomat discovers a body in the drawing-room of her house in Kent. (105 mins.)
Director: Basil Coleman
 
18.
Murder with Mirrors (1985 TV Movie)
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When Carrie Louise Serrocold suspects that someone is trying to poison her, she sends for the one person who might be able to help - her old friend Miss Marple. (100 mins.)
Director: Dick Lowry
 
19.
Witness for the Prosecution (1982 TV Movie)
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Leonard Vole is accused of murdering an elderly rich woman and the only alibi to him depends on his wife. (97 mins.)
Director: Alan Gibson
 
20.
Thirteen at Dinner (1985 TV Movie)
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An American movie actress, best known for playing dumb blondes, is Scotland Yard's prime suspect when her husband, Lord Edgware, is murdered. The great detective, Hercule Poirot, digs deeper into the case. (87 mins.)
Director: Lou Antonio
 
21.
Dead Man's Folly (1986 TV Movie)
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During a murder hunt game at a country house, to which Hercule Poirot is invited as an "expert", a real murder occurs. (94 mins.)
Director: Clive Donner
 
22.
Murder in Three Acts (1986 TV Movie)
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Hercule Poirot attends a dinner party in which one of the guests clutches his throat and suddenly dies. The cause seems to be natural until another party with most of the same guests produces another corpse. (94 mins.)
Director: Gary Nelson
 
23.
Agatha Christie's Marple (2004 TV Series)
Episode: Murder Is Easy (2008)
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A village is plagued by a spate of seemingly accidental deaths, but Miss Marple is convinced a more sinister hand is involved when a villager on her way to Scotland Yard is conveniently dispatched. (93 mins.)
 
24.
Agatha Christie's Marple (2004 TV Series)
Episode: They Do It with Mirrors (2009)
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A reformatory for delinquent boys run by Miss Marple's philanthropic friend becomes the scene of arson and poisoning, and ultimately murder. (93 mins.)
 
25.
Agatha Christie's Marple (2004 TV Series)
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The cryptic final words of a dying man lead Miss Marple and two young adventurers to a dysfunctional family harboring dark secrets. (93 mins.)
 
26.
Agatha Christie's Marple (2004 TV Series)
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A troubled Hollywood star and her husband move to St. Mary Mead, but their arrival becomes clouded in tragedy when a fan is fatally poisoned during a garden fte. (93 mins.)
 
27.
Agatha Christie's Marple (2004 TV Series)
Episode: The Secret of Chimneys (2010)
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An attempt to bring a famed stately home back to its former glory is marred when a visiting Austrian diplomat is shot to death decades after the disappearance of a priceless diamond. (93 mins.)
 
28.
Agatha Christie's Marple (2004 TV Series)
Episode: The Blue Geranium (2010)
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A superstitious woman dies of apparent fright after her fate is foretold by a medium, but Miss Marple is convinced of foul play. (93 mins.)
 
29.
Agatha Christie's Marple (2004 TV Series)
Episode: The Pale Horse (2010)
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Miss Marple's priest friend is battered to death after visiting a dying woman. Seeking justice, she becomes entangled in an organization centered around an inn run by purported witches. (93 mins.)
 
30.
Agatha Christie's Marple (2004 TV Series)
Episode: Towards Zero (2007)
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A wealthy woman holds a party at her Devon estate for family and friends. When a solicitor and the hostess herself are both murdered, Miss Marple tries to find a clever killer with a devious plan. (93 mins.)
 
31.
Agatha Christie's Marple (2004 TV Series)
Episode: Nemesis (2007)
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Miss Marple and her nephew, novelist Raymond West, embark on a coach tour of historic English houses with an eclectic group of characters at the behest of a late friend who had knowledge of an unsolved murder. (93 mins.)
 
32.
Agatha Christie's Marple (2004 TV Series)
Episode: At Bertram's Hotel (2007)
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Miss Marple spends a holiday in a luxurious London hotel. The sinister atmosphere, the odd disappearance of a clergyman and the murder of the commissionaire moves her on the trail of a clever criminal gang. (93 mins.)
 
33.
Agatha Christie's Marple (2004 TV Series)
Episode: Ordeal by Innocence (2007)
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Old wounds are reopened for the Argyle family when a man suddenly turns up after being abroad and claims that the black sheep of the family could not have murdered its tyrannical matriarch. (93 mins.)
 
34.
Agatha Christie's Marple (2004 TV Series)
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No one seems surprised when Colonel Protheroe is found murdered in the local vicarage. Red herrings abound, especially when his widow and her lover both confess to the murder. (93 mins.)
 
35.
Agatha Christie's Marple (2004 TV Series)
Episode: 4:50 from Paddington (2004)
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Miss Marple investigates the wealthy Crackenthorpe clan, believing a body to be hidden on their estate after a visiting friend witnesses a brutal strangling murder occurring on a passing train. (93 mins.)
 
36.
Appointment with Death (1988)
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When a former prison wardress who dominates the lives of her three adult stepchildren and her daughter is found dead at an archaeological dig near the Dead Sea, there are a great many suspects. (102 mins.)
Director: Michael Winner
 
37.
Evil Under the Sun (1982)
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Trying to find how a millionaire wound up with a phony diamond brings Hercule Poirot to an exclusive island resort frequented by the rich and famous. When a murder is committed, everyone has an alibi. (117 mins.)
Director: Guy Hamilton
 
38.
Murder on the Orient Express (2001 TV Movie)
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Hercule Poirot, now in modern times, investigates the famous crime on the famed train with a modern twist. (100 mins.)
Director: Carl Schenkel
 
39.
Agatha Christie's Marple (2004 TV Series)
Episode: A Murder Is Announced (2005)
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The villagers of Chipping Cleghorn are summoned by a newspaper notice to the house of Letitia Blacklock, anticipating a murder game. But things become too real when someone is shot dead. (93 mins.)
 
40.
Agatha Christie's Marple (2004 TV Series)
Episode: Sleeping Murder (2006)
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Gwenda Halliday, a wealthy young Englishwoman recently emigrated from India, intuitively buys a seaside manor house, where she re-experiences a murder. (93 mins.)
 
41.
Agatha Christie's Marple (2004 TV Series)
Episode: The Moving Finger (2006)
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Troubled war veteran Jerry Burton and his sister Joanna rent a cottage in a seemingly tranquil English village which is plagued by a spate of poison pen letters... and murder. (93 mins.)
 
42.
Agatha Christie's Marple (2004 TV Series)
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Miss Marple joins forces with Tommy and Tuppence Beresford to find the murderer of Tommy's Aunt Ada. (93 mins.)
 
43.
Agatha Christie's Marple (2004 TV Series)
Episode: The Sittaford Mystery (2006)
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The death of the presumptive future Prime Minister is predicted during a sance in a snowbound country hotel, and he is found stabbed to death in his room the next morning. (93 mins.)
 
44.
Masterpiece Mystery (1980 TV Series)
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An anthology series featuring various predominately British mystery stories.
 
45.
Masterpiece Mystery (1980 TV Series)
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An anthology series featuring various predominately British mystery stories.
 
46.
Masterpiece Mystery (1980 TV Series)
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An anthology series featuring various predominately British mystery stories.
 
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Masterpiece Mystery (1980 TV Series)
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An anthology series featuring various predominately British mystery stories.
 
48.
Masterpiece Mystery (1980 TV Series)
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An anthology series featuring various predominately British mystery stories.
 
49.
Masterpiece Mystery (1980 TV Series)
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An anthology series featuring various predominately British mystery stories.
 
50.
Masterpiece Mystery (1980 TV Series)
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A cruel, superstitious woman dies of apparent fright after her fate is foretold by a medium. Miss Marple, however, is convinced of foul play when another death occurs.
 
51.
Murder She Said (1961)
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When Miss Marple reports witnessing a murder through the window of a passing train, the police dismiss her as a dotty spinster when no trace of the crime can be found. (87 mins.)
Director: George Pollock
 
52.
Witness for the Prosecution (1957)
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A veteran British barrister must defend his client in a murder trial that has surprise after surprise. (116 mins.)
Director: Billy Wilder
 
53.
Agatha Christie's Marple (2004 TV Series)
Episode: The Body in the Library (2004)
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Dolly Bantry calls upon her old friend Miss Marple when the strangled corpse of an unknown blonde girl is found in the library of her home, Gossington Hall. (93 mins.)