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Murder She Said
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Director:
Writers:
Agatha Christie (novel)
David D. Osborn (adaptation)
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Release Date:
7 January 1962 (USA) See more »
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Plot:
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. Full summary » | Add synopsis »
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light-hearted mystery with that British edge ! See more (50 total) »

Cast

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Margaret Rutherford ... Miss Marple

Arthur Kennedy ... Dr. Quimper
Muriel Pavlow ... Emma

James Robertson Justice ... Ackenthorpe
Thorley Walters ... Cedric
Charles 'Bud' Tingwell ... Craddock (as Charles Tingwell)
Conrad Phillips ... Harold
Ronald Howard ... Eastley
Joan Hickson ... Mrs. Kidder
Stringer Davis ... Mr. Stringer
Ronnie Raymond ... Alexander
Gerald Cross ... Albert
Michael Golden ... Hillman
Barbara Leake ... Mrs. Helen Stainton
Gordon Harris ... Bacon
Peter Butterworth ... Ticket Collector

Richard Briers ... 'Mrs. Binster'
Lucy Griffiths ... Lucy
rest of cast listed alphabetically:
Nadia Pavlova ... Murder Victim (uncredited)
Martin Stephens ... Alexander (voice) (uncredited)
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Directed by
George Pollock 
 
Writing credits
Agatha Christie (novel "4·50 From Paddington")

David D. Osborn (adaptation) (as David Osborn)

David Pursall (screenplay) and
Jack Seddon (screenplay)

Produced by
George H. Brown .... producer
 
Original Music by
Ron Goodwin 
 
Cinematography by
Geoffrey Faithfull (director of photography)
 
Film Editing by
Ernest Walter 
 
Art Direction by
Harry White 
 
Makeup Department
Eddie Knight .... makeup artist
Pearl Orton .... hairdressing
 
Production Management
Jan Darnley-Smith .... production manager
 
Second Unit Director or Assistant Director
Douglas Hickox .... assistant director
 
Art Department
Mickey O'Toole .... stand-by props (uncredited)
 
Sound Department
Robert Carrick .... dubbing editor
J.B. Smith .... sound recordist
Cyril Swern .... sound recordist
A.W. Watkins .... recording supervisor
 
Special Effects by
Tom Howard .... special effects
 
Camera and Electrical Department
Austin Dempster .... camera operator
Norman Hargood .... stills cameraman
 
Costume and Wardrobe Department
Felix Evans .... wardrobe
 
Music Department
Ron Goodwin .... conductor
 
Other crew
Beryl Booth .... continuity
 
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Additional Details

Also Known As:
"Agatha Christie's 'Murder, She Said'" - USA (complete title)
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Runtime:
USA:87 min
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Aspect Ratio:
1.66 : 1 See more »
Sound Mix:
Mono (Westrex Recording System)
Certification:
Australia:G | Brazil:10 (DVD rating) | Finland:K-16 | Netherlands:AL | Norway:12 | Sweden:15 | UK:U | UK:PG (tv rating) | UK:PG (video rating) (1990) (2003) | USA:Unrated | West Germany:12

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Trivia:
Richard Briers received £25 for his scene as "Mrs. Binster", shot on the final day of filming.See more »
Goofs:
Continuity: 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:
Dr. Quimper:You're going to live to be a hundred in spite of anything I can do.See more »
Movie Connections:
Referenced in Murder Most Foul (1964)See more »

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13 out of 18 people found the following review useful.
light-hearted mystery with that British edge !, 5 July 2005
Author: bjobrei

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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