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Murder at the Gallop (1963)

Approved | | Comedy, Crime, Drama | December 1963 (Austria)
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
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Charles 'Bud' Tingwell ...
Inspector Craddock (as Charles Tingwell)
Gordon Harris ...
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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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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Trivia

The world première took place at a church garden party in rural Cheshire, England. See more »

Goofs

After Hector is thrown by Black Jack, he rides back to the stable on Miss Marple's horse. He gets off the horse and puts his full weight on his left foot and brings his right leg down gingerly. Afterwards, he favors his left foot and it is the focus of all the pain. See more »

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Inspector Craddock: For goodness sake, Miss Marple! Why didn't you ring?
Miss Jane Marple: The law may have a long arm, Inspector. Unfortunately, I haven't.
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Followed by Murder Ahoy (1964) See more »

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Margaret Rutherford in one of her best roles
26 June 2001 | by (Sale, England) – See all my reviews

Although Margaret Rutherford's take on Miss Marple was not to Agatha Christie's liking she stands out as one of the best Miss Marples in my estimation. She injected a lively quirkiness to the character which has been lacking in recent portrayals.

This is one of my 4 most favorite films Rutherford's timing and expressions are a joy to watch on screen!


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