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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Margaret Rutherford ...
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Captain Sydney De Courcy Rhumstone
Charles 'Bud' Tingwell ...
Chief Insp. Craddock (as Charles Tingwell)
William Mervyn ...
Comm. Breeze-Connington
Joan Benham ...
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 ...
Lt. Commander Dimchurch
Norma Foster ...
Asst. Matron Shirley Boston
Terence Edmond ...
Sgt. Bacon
Francis Matthews ...
Lt. Compton
Lucy Griffiths ...
Millie
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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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22 September 1964 (USA)  »

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

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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 »

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Miss Marple: Damn the torpedoes, full steam ahead, Mr. Stringer!
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Follows Murder She Said (1961) See more »

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Rule, Britannia!
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Composed by Thomas Augustine Arne
Lyrics by James Thomson
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Delightfully old-fashioned.
20 August 2004 | by See all my reviews

When I saw the movie for the first time some 25 years ago I did not like it.Today I find it quite entertaining and I have much fun to watch it.Hindsight displays its charm.First of all,this is the kind of movie they do not do (and won't do) anymore.George Pollock,the par excellence Agatha Christie director -he directed three other Miss Marple films and the second version of "and then there were none" aka" ten little Indians" - is no genius but his movie has its fair share of humor,even black humor (the doctor does not seem to take the deaths seriously,always making sure a child be born to carry on,so to speak).This is an original screenplay ,not adapted from a Christie's book and that accounts for the rather weak detective plot.But interest lies elsewhere:Margaret Rutherford's mischievous old lady detective is allowed things Mrs Christie would not have thought of : spending a night in jail and fighting a duel (sabers) with the culprit!


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