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Murder at the Gallop (1963)

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When a wealthy old man appears to have been "frightened to death" by a cat, Miss Marple suspects one of his four relatives, all heirs to his estate, of his murder.

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Margaret Rutherford ...
Stringer Davis ...
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Hector Enderby
Flora Robson ...
Charles 'Bud' Tingwell ...
Inspector Craddock (as Charles Tingwell)
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Sergeant Bacon
Robert Urquhart ...
Katya Douglas ...
James Villiers ...
Noel Howlett ...
Mr. Trundell
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Old Enderby
Duncan Lamont ...
Hillman
Kevin Stoney ...
Doctor Markwell
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Storyline

The old and wealthy Mr. Enderby dies of a heart attack but the ever suspicious Miss Marple has her doubts. Who or what gave him a heart attack? Enderby's poor relatives gather at the The Gallop, a combined boarding-house and riding school. Miss Marple also gets there to find out if any of them had any particular reasons to see him dead. Written by Mattias Thuresson

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(The Raciest Mystery of the Season!)


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December 1963 (Austria)  »

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Der Wachsblumenstrauß  »

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Miss J.T.V. Marple earned her Junior Silver Spurs at Brockbrook in 1910; she retained her mother's vintage 1885 Broadbreech side-saddle. See more »

Goofs

As was customary film practice at the time, the lightbeam from Crossfield's torch in Black Jack's stable was provided by an actual studio light rather than the actor's prop. This is obvious as the light spot on the wall remains fairly constant whilst the character moves frantically - and at one point the torch casts a clear shadow in its own light. See more »

Quotes

Miss Jane Marple: [in riding habit] Oh, Miss Milchrest, good morning. How nice to see you again.
Miss Milchrest: [apparently frightened] Good morning.
Miss Jane Marple: Don't look so frightened, my dear. I've done my quota of murders for today.
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Excellent blend of comedy & whodunnit
4 August 1999 | by (West Virginia) – See all my reviews

This movie is one of four films starring Margaret Rutherford as Miss Marple. I enjoy all four immensely. It has lots of action, unlike the TV versions of Miss Marple which are laced with nothing but endless reams of boring dialog. It is priceless to watch Ms. Rutherford mounting and riding a horse. As usual, she puts herself in jeopardy at the film's climax to force the murderer into being snared by the long arm of the law. Great fun from start to end.......


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