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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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Complete credited cast:
Margaret Rutherford ...
Stringer Davis ...
Hector Enderby
Charles 'Bud' Tingwell ...
Inspector Craddock (as Charles Tingwell)
Gordon Harris ...
Sergeant Bacon
Robert Urquhart ...
Katya Douglas ...
James Villiers ...
Noel Howlett ...
Mr. Trundell
Old Enderby
Duncan Lamont ...
Kevin Stoney ...
Doctor Markwell


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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Release Date:

December 1963 (Austria)  »

Also Known As:

Der Wachsblumenstrauß  »

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(Westrex Recording System)

Aspect Ratio:

1.66 : 1
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When reporting the second murder to the police on the phone, Miss Marple uses the phrase "Murder most foul". A quote from William Shakespeare's "Hamlet", it was reused as the title of the following Miss Marple movie. See more »


When Miss Marple and Stringer enter her cottage they go through the front door which has a window on the same level as the top "yale" lock. The next scene inside the cottage shows the door without a window. See more »


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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Great Film
12 August 1999 | by (USA) – See all my reviews

Probably my favorite Rutherford Marple, this movie is funny, suspensful, and wildly entertaining. Whatever Agatha Christie thought of this movie, she greatly admired Margaret Rutherford, dedicating one of her best books The Mirror Crack'd to her. Once again, great support acting from Stringer Davis (Rutherford's real life husband) and from Robert Morley. Don't you think that Inspector Craddock would have learned to listen to Miss Marple by this movie?

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