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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

Cast overview, first billed only:
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Captain Sydney De Courcy Rhumstone
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Chief Insp. Craddock (as Charles Tingwell)
William Mervyn ...
Comm. Breeze-Connington
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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
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Lt. Compton
Lucy Griffiths ...
Millie
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Storyline

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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Comedy | Crime | Drama | Mystery

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22 September 1964 (USA)  »

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Mörder ahoi!  »

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(Westrex Recording System)

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1.66 : 1
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Trivia

A fifth Miss Marple film, based on Agatha Christie's 1942 novel "The Body in the Library", was mooted but never made. See more »

Goofs

On entering the grounds of the house to be burgled the petty officer carefully closes and latches the gate behind him. Mr. Stringer, following close behind, pulls open an unlatched gate. See more »

Quotes

Comm. Breeze-Connington: [brandishing sword] Now I propose to execute you on the spot...
Miss Marple: [parrying] You won't find it as easy as you think. I warn you. I was Ladies National Fencing Champion in 1931.
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Connections

Spin-off The Alphabet Murders (1965) See more »

Soundtracks

The Maid of Amsterdam
(aka "We'll go no more a roving")
Traditional sea shanty
Heard as a theme over opening credits and during the film
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Very Enjoyable
4 December 2002 | by (Scotland) – See all my reviews

I enjoyed watching this film so much. It has to be the best of the Miss Marple films made from 1961 - 1965, starring Margaret Rutherford.

Miss Marple is working as a trustee of a fund in association with a ship that handles young criminals. On a return visit from the ship, a trustee is murdered and Miss Marple decides to go on board the ship to find any clues about the murder, suspecting the murderer is a crew member, causing much distress for the Captain and the Inspector leading the investigation.

This film is a good crime-comedy feature from 1964 and I'm sure everybody who likes that genre will enjoy this film tremendously.


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