Murder Most Foul (1964) - Plot Summary Poster

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  • Although the evidence appears to be overwhelming in the strangulation murder of a blackmailer, Miss Marple's sole 'not guilty' vote hangs the jury 11-1. She becomes convinced that the real murderer is a member of a local theatrical troupe, so she joins them in order to gather information. The clues lead back many years to a single disastrously unsuccessful 1951 performance of a dreadful play written by the group's hammy director, H. Driffold Cosgood. Although at that time, several of the current cast members were only children, more murders follow before Miss Marple ultimately exposes the killer.

    - Written by duke1029
  • After being the only holdout in a jury that was ready to convict a man of killings his fellow lodger, Mrs. McGuinty, Miss Marple sets out to find the real killer. She finds that the dead woman had a particular interest in a theater company, the Cosgood Players, run by H. Driffold Cosgood. She no sooner manages to get an unpaid position with the company than one of the actors, George Rowton, is poisoned and dies minutes before a performance. Miss Marple is certain that it's the same person responsible for both murders and when another member of the company is killed, Miss Marple is convinced that it she who was the intended victim.

    - Written by garykmcd
  • During the trial of the prime suspect of the murder of Mrs. McGinty, Miss Jane Marple 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 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 to investigate and find the real killer. But soon people around her dies and Inspector Craddock and Mr. Stringer are worried about her safety.

    - Written by Claudio Carvalho, Rio de Janeiro, Brazil
  • When Miss Marple joins a theatrical company after a blackmailer is murdered, several members of the troupe are also dispatched by this mysterious killer.

    - Written by duke1029


The film opens with a droll series of silent bits as a constable at night on his bicycle discovers a man with his hands on a rope with a strangled woman -- Margaret McGinty -- attached...

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