An American movie actress, best known for playing dumb blondes, is Scotland Yard's prime suspect when her husband, Lord Edgware, is murdered. The great detective, Hercule Poirot, digs deeper into the case.
Seven guests, a newly hired personal secretary and two staff are gathered on an isolated island by an absent host and someone begins killing them off one by one. They work together to determine who is the killer?
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
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 »
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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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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