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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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1.66 : 1
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Trivia

There is a reference to the fictional UK county of Rutherfordshire, an obvious tip-of-the-hat to the film's star. See more »

Goofs

Miss Marple supposedly searches through the cabin of Lt. Compton, when she finds the suspicious envelope. However, the door sign reads "Capt. Rhumstone". When we take into account that each officer moved into the cabin of the next lower ranking officer, the Captain now lives in the cabin of Commander Breeze-Connington, and that would be the cabin Miss Marple is searching through. Moreover, when moving into the new cabins, all the officers' cabins appear to be located in one single row. Later in the movie, however, they appear to be quite irregularly spread around the deck. See more »

Quotes

Miss Marple: [to Craddock] Embezzlement is one thing - proof of triple murder is another. Softly, softly catches monkey in a mousetrap.
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Follows Murder She Said (1961) See more »

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Very Enjoyable
4 December 2002 | by (Scotland) – See all my reviews

I enjoyed watching this film so much. It has to be the best of the Miss Marple films made from 1961 - 1965, starring Margaret Rutherford.

Miss Marple is working as a trustee of a fund in association with a ship that handles young criminals. On a return visit from the ship, a trustee is murdered and Miss Marple decides to go on board the ship to find any clues about the murder, suspecting the murderer is a crew member, causing much distress for the Captain and the Inspector leading the investigation.

This film is a good crime-comedy feature from 1964 and I'm sure everybody who likes that genre will enjoy this film tremendously.


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