Thriller: Season 4, Episode 3

Murder on the Midnight Express (7 Jan. 1975)
"Night Is the Time for Killing" (original title)

TV Episode  -   -  Crime | Mystery | Thriller
6.1
Your rating:
    1 2 3 4 5 6 7 8 9 10 -/10 X  
Ratings: 6.1/10 from 41 users  
Reviews: 4 user

Add a Plot

Director:

Writer:

0Check in
0Share...

Editors' Spotlight

IMDb Picks: October

IMDb's editors share the movies and TV shows they are excited to see in October.


Related Items


Connect with IMDb


Share this Rating

Title: Murder on the Midnight Express (07 Jan 1975)

Murder on the Midnight Express (07 Jan 1975) on IMDb 6.1/10

Want to share IMDb's rating on your own site? Use the HTML below.

Take The Quiz!

Test your knowledge of Thriller.
« Previous Episode | 26 of 43 Episodes | Next Episode »
Edit

Cast

Episode credited cast:
...
Helen Marlow
...
Hilary Vance
James Smilie ...
Bob Malory (as Jim Smilie)
Jeffry Wickham ...
Parker (as Jeffrey Wickham)
Milos Kirek ...
Ivan Malov
Robert MacLeod ...
Henry Marlow
Aimée Delamain ...
Penelope
Alister Williamson ...
Barkley
Edward Burnham ...
Minister
Jacki Piper ...
Bride
Duncan Preston ...
Groom
Bill Horsley ...
Waiter
Rest of cast listed alphabetically:
Anthony Nash ...
General
Reg Pritchard ...
Attendant
Edit

Storyline

Add Full Plot | Add Synopsis

Plot Keywords:

time in title | murder | railway | See All (3) »


Edit

Details

Country:

Language:

Release Date:

7 January 1975 (USA)  »

Company Credits

Show detailed on  »

Technical Specs

Sound Mix:

Color:

Aspect Ratio:

1.33 : 1
See  »
Edit

Did You Know?

Goofs

In the American titles, a road sign indicating a railway crossing is used which is not used in the United Kingdom where this is entirely set. See more »

Frequently Asked Questions

This FAQ is empty. Add the first question.

User Reviews

 
Worth it for Charles Gray's acidic tour-de-force
16 May 2010 | by (United Kingdom) – See all my reviews

This is an ultimately passable instalment in the long-running 1970s anthology series from ATV, although it took me several attempts to finish watching this, having started watching late a few times and fallen asleep.

Most notable for a star turn from character actor, Charles Gray, a perennial element in so many British films and television shows of the 1960s and 70s: everything from "The Devil Rides Out", to "The Rocky Horror Show" to the BBC Shakespeares, to "The Galton and Simpson Playhouse", indeed to a superb performance in a 1972 "Upstairs, Downstairs" episode, 'Married Love'. Here, Gray portrays a waspish author, seemingly channelling the spirits of actor Clifton Webb ("Laura" and "Sitting Pretty") and High Tory British journalists such as Christopher Booker and Auberon Waugh. Some of Clemens' dialogue is excellent, making Gray's Hilary Vance an eccentric to rival those in his earlier series, "The Avengers".

Another 60s/70s archetype, Judy Geeson, is well cast; an actress with beautifully sad eyes, given to playing rather hunted characters: for example, John Reginald Christie's victim in "10 Rillington Place". She is luminous as the bereaved Helen Marlow.

Overall, a bit slow to get going, but it becomes a fairly enterprising thriller. Admittedly, it never threatens "The Lady Vanishes" or "Caught on a Train" in terms of train-set narratives, but it is a solid enough entry in an anthology series that remains compulsively watchable.


1 of 1 people found this review helpful.  Was this review helpful to you?

Message Boards

Recent Posts
Favourite 'Thrillers' ? g_mcoll
Disappointed..... pdr_ehh
Thriller debate yetinessie-o-donnell
Why an 18s or R rated DVD Collection Chuthlu
Any other recommendations? helenelisechat
Thriller vs. Armchair Thriller tony.marshall2
Discuss Murder on the Midnight Express (1975) on the IMDb message boards »

Contribute to This Page

Create a character page for:
?