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Murder Most Foul
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Murder Most Foul -- Agatha Christie's intrepid spinster sleuth, Miss Marple, goes fromdissenting jury member to actress in a seedy theatre troupe in herinvestigation of a Murder Most Foul.

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Director:
Writers:
David Pursall (screenplay) &
Jack Seddon (screenplay) ...
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Release Date:
March 1964 (UK) See more »
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Tagline:
New misdeeds are afoot afoot the footlights!
Plot:
When Miss Marple joins a theatrical company after a blackmailer is murdered, several members of the troupe are also dispatched by this mysterious killer. Full summary » | Full synopsis »
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User Reviews:
Another Entertaining Story of Miss Marple See more (36 total) »

Cast

  (in credits order) (verified as complete)

Margaret Rutherford ... Miss Jane Marple

Ron Moody ... H. Driffold Cosgood
Charles 'Bud' Tingwell ... Inspector Craddock (as Charles Tingwell)
Andrew Cruickshank ... Justice Crosby (as Andrew Cruikshank)
Megs Jenkins ... Mrs. Gladys Thomas
Ralph Michael ... Ralph Summers

James Bolam ... Bill Hanson
Stringer Davis ... Jim Stringer

Francesca Annis ... Sheila Upward
Pauline Jameson ... Maureen Summers
Annette Kerr ... Dorothy
Alison Seebohm ... Eva McGonigall
Windsor Davies ... Sergeant Brick
Neil Stacy ... Arthur (as Neil Stacey)
Maurice Good ... George Rowton
Stella Tanner ... Mrs. Florrie Harris

Dennis Price ... Harris Tumbrill
Terry Scott ... Police Constable Wells
rest of cast listed alphabetically:
Sydney Arnold ... Vicar (uncredited)
Eric Francis ... Stage Manager (uncredited)
Lucy Griffiths ... Miss Rusty (uncredited)
Arthur Howell ... Police Constable in Theatre Box (uncredited)
Gerry Judge ... Police Constable (uncredited)
Ross Parker ... Mr. Strawbridge (uncredited)
Susan Richards ... Cleaning Lady (uncredited)
Michael Segal ... Stagehand (uncredited)
John Wilder ... Chief Constable (uncredited)

Directed by
George Pollock 
 
Writing credits
David Pursall (screenplay) &
Jack Seddon (screenplay)

Agatha Christie (novel "Mrs. McGinty's Dead")

Robert W. Service  writer: extract of the poem "The Shooting of Dan McGrew" (uncredited)

Produced by
Ben Arbeid .... producer
Lawrence P. Bachmann .... executive producer (uncredited)
 
Original Music by
Ron Goodwin 
 
Cinematography by
Desmond Dickinson (director of photography)
 
Film Editing by
Ernest Walter 
 
Casting by
Irene Howard (uncredited)
 
Art Direction by
Frank White 
 
Production Management
Sydney Streeter .... production manager
 
Second Unit Director or Assistant Director
David Tomblin .... assistant director
 
Art Department
Tom Jung .... poster designer (uncredited)
 
Sound Department
J.B. Smith .... dubbing mixer
Allan Sones .... sound editor
Cyril Swern .... sound recordist
A.W. Watkins .... recording supervisor
 
Camera and Electrical Department
Alan McCabe .... camera operator
 
Music Department
Ron Goodwin .... conductor
 
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Runtime:
90 min
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Aspect Ratio:
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Sound Mix:
Mono (Westrex Recording System)
Certification:
Australia:G | Finland:K-12 | Norway:16 | Sweden:11 | UK:U | UK:U (tv rating) | UK:U (video rating) (1990) | USA:Unrated | West Germany:12

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Trivia:
Dennis Price filmed his major cameo in one day.See more »
Goofs:
Revealing mistakes: When the two cats exit Miss Marple's room, a bird-like toy on a string can be seen moving in the background and up to the ceiling, attracting the cats so they'll follow down the hall.See more »
Quotes:
[the judge has just declared a retrial because the jury cannot agree on a unanimous verdict - it is Miss Marple whose verdict differs from all the other jurors]
Inspector Craddock:[sighing] If ever there was an open-and-shut case, this was it. One member of that jury was being deliberately perverse.
[Miss Marple walks up]
Miss Jane Marple:Many more than one, Inspector, I assure you. Eleven, to be precise.
Police Constable Wells:That woman has made a mockery of my one and only murder.
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Soundtrack:
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7 out of 7 people found the following review useful.
Another Entertaining Story of Miss Marple, 17 June 2013
Author: Claudio Carvalho from Rio de Janeiro, Brazil

During the trial of the prime suspect of the murder of Mrs. McGinty, Miss Jane Marple (Margaret Rutherford) is the only member of the jury that believes that the accused is innocent. The judge schedules another trial and Miss Marple invites her friend Jim Stringer (Stringer Davis) to go to the house of the victim to talk with her sister and snoop around.

Miss Marple discovers that Mrs. McGinty was an actress and she joins the theatrical company of H. Driffold Cosgood (Ron Moody) to investigate and find the real killer. But soon people around her dies and Inspector Craddock (Charles Tingwell) and Mr. Stringer are worried about her safety.

"Murder Most Foul" is another entertaining story by Agatha Christie with her sweet and snoopy Miss Marple. Mrs. Margaret Rutherford is hilarious and her logic is always funny, especially when she discusses the crimes with Inspector Craddock. My vote is six.

Title (Brazil): "Crime É Crime" ("Crime Is Crime")

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