Murder at the Gallop (1963)

Approved  |   |  Comedy, Crime, Drama  |  December 1963 (Austria)
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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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Sound Mix:

(Westrex Recording System)

Aspect Ratio:

1.66 : 1
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Kevin Stoney is dubbed by another actor. See more »


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 »


Michael Shane: All right, so I lied to the policeman that morning, about riding. What difference does it make?
Rosamund Shane: Depends what you were doing.
Michael Shane: Well, I had some business, in the City.
Rosamund Shane: Did you? I hope it was to say goodbye to her.
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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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