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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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Who is the blonde in the box? See more »
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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User Reviews:
Funny and Entertaining See more (50 total) »

Cast

  (in credits order) (verified as complete)
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)

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:
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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:
During the opening journey on the 4.50, Miss Marple reads "Death Has Windows" by Michael Southcott: this was a fictitious novel mocked up by the production team. Towards the close of the film she has a Fontana paperback copy of "Murder is Easy" by her creator, Agatha Christie.See more »
Goofs:
Continuity: The train in the scene showing the second train overtaking is hauled by a BR Standard Class 4 tank engine but in two previous shots the train was hauled by a tender engine.See more »
Quotes:
Dr. Quimper:You're going to live to be a hundred in spite of anything I can do.See more »
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7 out of 9 people found the following review useful.
Funny and Entertaining, 11 June 2013
Author: Claudio Carvalho from Rio de Janeiro, Brazil

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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