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Murder Ahoy (1964)

Unrated | | Comedy, Crime, Drama | 22 September 1964 (USA)
After Miss Marple is made a trustee of a merchant marine training vessel, a fellow trustee is poisoned, and ship's officers are later murdered after she comes on board.



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Cast overview, first billed only:
Captain Sydney De Courcy Rhumstone
Chief Insp. Craddock (as Charles Tingwell)
William Mervyn ...
Comm. Breeze-Connington
Matron Alice Fanbraid
Stringer Davis ...
Nicholas Parsons ...
Dr. Crump
Miles Malleson ...
Bishop Faulkner
Henry Oscar ...
Lord Rudkin
Derek Nimmo ...
Sub-Lt. Eric Humbert
Gerald Cross ...
Brewer (aka Lt. Commander Dimchurch)
Norma Foster ...
Asst. Matron Shirley Boston
Terence Edmond ...
Sgt. Bacon
Francis Matthews ...
Lt. Compton
Lucy Griffiths ...


Miss Marple investigates the murder of one of her fellow trustees of a fund which rehabilitates young criminals. To investigate she goes aboard the ship used to train the juveniles, much to the distress of the Captain. She soon stumbles onto more murders, and a ring of thieves. Written by <hatchetts13@webtv.net>

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New mischief amidst the mizzen-masts!


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Release Date:

22 September 1964 (USA)  »

Also Known As:

Mörder ahoi!  »

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Sound Mix:

(Westrex Recording System)

Aspect Ratio:

1.66 : 1
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Did You Know?


Miss Marple's recently-deceased uncle was Rear Admiral Sir Hubert Marple; her grandfather Sir Bertram Marple (Admiral of the Fleet) founded The Cape of Good Hope Youth Reclamation Centre and its training ship the Battledore. See more »


As Capt Rhumstone prepares to vacate his quarters he places two liquor bottles on top of the cabinet with the labels facing towards us. Minutes later, when he makes for the door, the labels are facing away from us. See more »


Captain Rhumstone: [testily] One thing I can't stand is being disturbed when I'm curling my beard!
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Admiral Marple
14 February 2000 | by (SAN FRANCISCO, CA) – See all my reviews

Seems old Follie Hardwick gets snuffed out after a visit to the HMS Battledorn, a old wreck used to rehibilitate wayward boys. That leaves another old wreck, Jane Marple to personally investigate the shennanigans aboard ship, and so she does much to the shagrin of all aboard including the eventual murder. This is great fun and Dame Rutherford is at her peak. I think its the best of the four Christie films in this series, altho they are all great.

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