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Murder Ahoy (1964)

Unrated  |   |  Comedy, Crime, Drama  |  22 September 1964 (USA)
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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)  »

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Mörder ahoi!  »

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(Westrex Recording System)

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Trivia

The screenplay was not based on any published Agatha Christie story. It did, however, borrow a few obscure plot details from "They Do It With Mirrors" and there is a delightful moment when Miss Marple pays homage to Christie's long-running play, "The Mousetrap." 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

Miss Marple: Damn the torpedoes, full steam ahead, Mr. Stringer!
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Connections

Follows Murder at the Gallop (1963) See more »

Soundtracks

Rule, Britannia!
(uncredited)
Composed by Thomas Augustine Arne
Lyrics by James Thomson
Performed by the cast
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A cocktail of clean humour and mystery
22 February 2002 | by (Trivandrum, Kerala, India) – See all my reviews

I have enjoyed watching all the Miss Marple/Margaret Rutherford movies for they provide light entertainment. This one in particular was worth your time because of a great performance by Lionel Jeffries as the captain of the ship. Jeffries, Rutherford, and Ron Goodwin's marvelous music make the film a treat to watch. Of course, the direction lacks punch if we judge it 40 years after it was made.

The Rutherford/Stringer relationship (that was not Agatha Christie's) on and off screen adds additional trivia interest. I note that Stringer died soon after the death of Dame Rutherford.


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