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Murder Ahoy (1964)

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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:
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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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)  »

Also Known As:

Mörder ahoi!  »

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(Westrex Recording System)

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1.66 : 1
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Trivia

Some of the film takes place on Trafalgar Day, partly dating the events to October 21st (the anniversary of Lord Horatio Nelson's death onboard HMS Victory), an important date in the British Naval calendar. See more »

Goofs

As Breeze-Connington asks the Battledore crew to give a good impression in the wardroom, Compton puts his cigarette to his lips. The shot changes, and he lifts the cigarette again. See more »

Quotes

Captain Rhumstone: [testily] One thing I can't stand is being disturbed when I'm curling my beard!
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Connections

Follows Murder She Said (1961) See more »

Soundtracks

Rule, Britannia!
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Composed by Thomas Augustine Arne
Lyrics by James Thomson
Performed by the cast
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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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