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Murder She Said -- When nobody will believe she witnessed a murder, elderly sleuth Miss Marple takes a job as a maid to ferret out clues.

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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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Classic Film! See more (57 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:
Aileen Lewis ... Train Passenger (uncredited)
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 .... hairdresser
 
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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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 first enters her room at Ackenthorpe Hall she puts her golf clubs against the bedstead but they fall through the rails onto the bed. Consequently when she then goes to investigate a noise behind the curtained door the clubs cannot be seen. However, when she steps back into her room the clubs are in full view and upright.See more »
Quotes:
Ackenthorpe:If you don't shut those windows you'll be fired.
Miss Marple:In that case I shall require four weeks' wages in lieu of notice.
Ackenthorpe:Get out of my sight, woman!
Miss Marple:With pleasure!
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Movie Connections:
Version of Uso o tsuku shitai (2006) (TV)See more »
Soundtrack:
Frère JacquesSee more »

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19 out of 21 people found the following review useful.
Classic Film!, 12 August 1999
Author: MFH from USA

Many people criticise this movie because Margaret Rutherford doesn't have the "look" to play Miss Marple. However, that doesn't change the fact that this is an excellent film that, while it doesn't stick to the book much, does a great job of entertaining the viewer. It's getting harder and harder to find all 4 videos from the series (this was the first). It took me around a year to get all of them , with Murder Ahoy being the easiest (easily found at Suncoast Video) and Murder Most Foul being the hardest to find. (I had to special order from Canada for around $20) These movies are well worth the price though, and provide not only great mysteries, but also wonderful entertainment!!

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