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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 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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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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Murder Ahoy  »

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(Westrex Recording System)

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1.66 : 1
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Trivia

Terence Edmond's appearance as Sgt Bacon partly capitalises on his then-recent rôle in Z Cars (1962), where his policeman character PC Sweet had been shockingly killed off. 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

Miss Marple: Are you implying that I am unhinged?
Det. Insp. Craddock: No. No, of course not!
Miss Marple: Then what are you implying, pray?
Det. Insp. Craddock: Well, just that you are temporarily not yourself.
Miss Marple: Chief Inspector, I am *always* myself!
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Spin-off The Alphabet Murders (1965) See more »

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Rule, Britannia!
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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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