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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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Complete credited cast:
Stringer Davis ...
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Gordon Harris ...
Sergeant Bacon
George Crossfield
Katya Douglas ...
James Villiers ...
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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(The Raciest Mystery of the Season!)


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Release Date:

December 1963 (Austria)  »

Also Known As:

Der Wachsblumenstrauß  »

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Sound Mix:

(Westrex Recording System)

Aspect Ratio:

1.66 : 1
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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 »


Miss Milchrest is to inherit a painting from Mr. Enderby's sister, Cora. Cora presumably painted it herself. George Crossfield and Rosamund Shane are quarreling about a painting which belonged to Mr. Enderby. George suggests Mr. Enderby must have picked it up 30 years ago in Paris. As an art dealer George knows what that picture is worth and he wants it. But the painting is hidden by someone. Mrs. Marple seems to have the painting and sends Mr. Stringer to London with it, to get it evaluated. When Mr. Stringer returns that evening, we learn that the painting is worth at least £50.000. This same painting is somewhat later recognized by Miss Milchrest as Cora's painting. See more »


Hector Enderby: I must say inspector, it is unusual for an Englishwoman to prefer reading when she could be riding, but it *is* possible.
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Follows Murder She Said (1961) See more »

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Very Good
17 December 2002 | by See all my reviews

Based on Agatha Christie's book "After the Funearl", this murder mystery is about a rich old man who is murdered and Miss Marple suspects the family members must have done it for his money, but then, another family member is killed as well.

Margaret Rutherford gives an excellent performance as Miss Marple and she is supported by Robert Morley, as the hotel owner and horse rider, who gives just as good a performance as Margaret Rutherford and Flora Robson as the spinster and companion of the dead woman.


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