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Murder on the Orient Express (1974)

In December 1935, when his train is stopped by deep snow, detective Hercule Poirot is called on to solve a murder that occurred in his car the night before.

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Famous detective Hercule Poirot is on the Orient Express, but the train is caught in the snow. When one of the passengers is discovered murdered, Poirot immediately starts investigating. Written by Murray Chapman <muzzle@cs.uq.oz.au>

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24 November 1974 (USA)  »

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£1,500,000 (estimated)
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Trivia

There is a frequent mention of the place 'Shimoga' in the movie. At the time that the novel was written, and the film is set, Shimoga was part of the kingdom of Mysore, which ceased to exist after Indian independence in 1947. Shimoga is now one of the popular districts in the state of Karnataka, which happens to be in South India. See more »

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The film uses a French Railways (SNCF) Class 230G locomotive, including at the departure from Istanbul Sirkeci station, but locomotives on the Orient Express were provided by each State Railway system, and were usually changed at national borders. Only the carriages, not the locomotives, would have worked right through between France and Turkey. See more »

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[first lines]
Ferry conductor: Your ticket, please.
Mary Debenham: Oh, yes.
Ferry conductor: Welcome aboard, Miss Debenham.
Mary Debenham: Thank you.
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Opening credits: 1930

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The Body - Remembering Daisy
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Composed by Richard Rodney Bennett
Performed by Royal Opera House Orchestra, Covent Garden conducted by Marcus Dods
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Sheer perfection, with a once in a lifetime cast!
5 July 2001 | by (Canberra, Australia) – See all my reviews

Whatever happened to the all star movie? Are they just too expensive now? I know a lot of the great stars are no longer with us, but there are enough to make another gem like this one. I just wish this movie was longer, so I could relish the performances of these brilliant people even more. What a magic moment it is when LAUREN BACALL and INGRID BERGMAN clink champagne classes - you can almost hear "As Time Goes By" playing in the background. Come on Hollywood, give us another all star movie, before we lose even more Hollywood royalty!


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