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Murder She Said (1961)

Unrated | | Comedy, Crime, Drama | 7 January 1962 (USA)
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 ...
Arthur Kennedy ...
Dr. Quimper
Muriel Pavlow ...
...
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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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 part of Alexander was dubbed by child actor Martin Stephens, who had appeared in such films as Village of the Damned (1960) and The Innocents (1961). See more »

Goofs

When Stringer gives Miss Marple a leg up to look over the wall, she spots the gardener on the other side. At the same time Stinger's head appears in the shot although he is supporting Miss Marple. Also the wall is far higher than he is. See more »

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Mr. Stringer: Miss Marple, whatever it is: no, no, no.
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A delightful cozy Christie adaptation
12 November 2002 | by (Carmel New York) – See all my reviews

'Murder She Said' is not a great or classic film, yet it is one that I return to all the time. The setting is England, late fall, in the latter 1950's. It stars the delightful Margaret Rutherford as Miss Marple...Mrs. Christie (Mallowan) never felt she resembled Jane Marple in the least...but she did dedicate one of her later books to her. Also appearing in the film is Stringer Davis, Ms. Rutherford's real life husband, who is totally endearing and appeared in three subsequent Marple films with his wife.

Coincidentally Joan Hickson appears in this film and she later went on to much acclaim portraying Jane Marple in the BBC series of Marple mysteries.

Although the film differs in many ways from the original book (you'll have to view the BBC video '4:50 from Paddington' with Joan Hickson for some integrity to the original Christie story ) it is a very entertaining light experience with a bevy of fascinating British characters.


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