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Leslie S. Hiscott
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
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 »
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 »
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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