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Murder She Said (1961)

 -  Comedy | Crime | Drama  -  7 January 1962 (USA)
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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.

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Margaret Rutherford ...
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Dr. Quimper
Muriel Pavlow ...
Emma
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Cedric
Charles 'Bud' Tingwell ...
Craddock (as Charles Tingwell)
Conrad Phillips ...
Harold
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Gerald Cross ...
Albert
Michael Golden ...
Hillman
Barbara Leake ...
Mrs. Helen Stainton
Gordon Harris ...
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Old miss Marple is on a train ride when she witnesses a murder in a passing train. She reports it to the police but they won't believe her: since no body can be found there can't have been any murder, right? As always, she begins her own investigation. The murder was committed while passing Ackenthorpe Hall and miss Marple gets herself a job there, mixing cleaning and cooking with searching the house for clues. Written by Mattias Thuresson

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train | murder | miss marple | cooking | manor | See more »

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Comedy | Crime | Drama | Mystery

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7 January 1962 (USA)  »

Also Known As:

Agatha Christie's 'Murder, She Said'  »

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Trivia

The name of the manor house where Marple conducts her inquiries was called Rutherford Hall in Agatha Christie's novel. This was changed to Ackenthorpe in the film to avoid comparison with the surname of Margaret Rutherford (Miss Marple). See more »

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The locomotive shown leaving the station is not the right type to be leaving Paddington. In fact the station does not even look like Paddington. The station is most certainly Paddington. The shots of the train leaving Paddiongton with Miss Marple on board are of ex-LMS engines which would depart from either Euston or St. Pancras. See more »

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Dr. Quimper: You're going to live to be a hundred in spite of anything I can do.
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Funny and Entertaining
11 June 2013 | by (Rio de Janeiro, Brazil) – See all my reviews

While traveling back home by train, the spinster Miss Jane Marple (Margaret Rutherford) witnesses a woman being strangled by a man in another train. She reports the murder to the police. However Inspector Craddock (Charles Tingwell) does not find any corpse or evidence of the reported murder and discredits the old lady believing that she is senile and has imagined the crime since she is fan of detective stories.

Miss Marple decides to investigate the crime and she concludes that the corpse was dumped at the Ackenthorpe Hall and she gets a job of housemaid, cleaning and cooking for the Ackenthorpe family. Soon she learns that they are a dysfunctional family and the heirs are like vulture around of the selfish patriarch Luther Ackenthorpe (James Robertson Justice, waiting for their inheritance. Therefore all of them may be the culprit for the murder… or not?

"Murder She Said" is a funny and entertaining comedy and mystery movie based on a novel by Agatha Christie. The simple storyline works due to the performance of Margaret Rutherford, who is delightful in the role of the old spinster and amateurish detective Miss Marple. My vote is six.

Title (Brazil): "Quem Viu, Quem Matou…" ("Who Saw, Who Killed…")


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