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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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Cast

Cast overview, first billed only:
Margaret Rutherford ...
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Dr. Quimper
Muriel Pavlow ...
Emma
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Thorley Walters ...
Cedric
Charles 'Bud' Tingwell ...
Craddock (as Charles Tingwell)
Conrad Phillips ...
Harold
Ronald Howard ...
Joan Hickson ...
Stringer Davis ...
Ronnie Raymond ...
Alexander
Gerald Cross ...
Albert
Michael Golden ...
Hillman
Barbara Leake ...
Mrs. Helen Stainton
Gordon Harris ...
Bacon
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Storyline

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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(Westrex Recording System)

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1.66 : 1
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Trivia

The character of Miss Marple's friend, Mr. Stringer, was not part of the original story. The part was written for Stringer Davis who was married to Margaret Rutherford. See more »

Goofs

When Miss Marple arrives at Ackenthorpe hall, the dog is shown at a distance wearing a muzzle. In the next shot, the dog is shown close up, but without a muzzle. See more »

Quotes

Ackenthorpe: There is one thing I cannot tolerate, and that is impertinence.
Miss Marple: Well, we should get on admirably. Neither can I!
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light-hearted mystery with that British edge !
5 July 2005 | by See all my reviews

My recent discovery of the old Rutherford-Marple films has been sort of a revelation to me. Joan Hickson (who interestingly appears in this film) does a more accurate Marple if you read the novels, but I feel Rutherfords interpretation gives the part the edge needed for the screen. Light hearted and managing to combine some dry British humor with suspense. Sort of a forgotten art nowadays. So far I have seen three Rutherford Marple-films, this one, murder a the gallop and murder ahoy. I do rate Murder she said as the best, it seems slightly more inspired than the others, though they are all enjoyable. There are of course a few complaints. Mrs. Rutherfords husband is obviously included in the film for no other reason than being her husband. The character of young Alexander is simply annoying, and the ending is a bit of a disappointment. Still, do see this movie if you enjoy the typical British dry wit, and watch out for the stunning appearance of James Robertson Justice !


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