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Murder on the Orient Express (1974)

 -  Mystery  -  24 November 1974 (USA)
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In 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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Asesinato en el Orient Express  »

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Wendy Hiller was second choice for Princess Dragonmiroff. Director Sidney Lumet's first choice was vetoed by the producers. The role was also turned down by Ingrid Bergman who chose instead to play Greta Ohlsson, the somewhat crazy Swedish nanny, even if this part had fewer scenes than the part of the Princess. Ingrid Bergman had good instincts since she won an Oscar for the role. See more »

Goofs

When the body of the victim, Ratchett, is examined by the doctor and Poirot its eyes are wide open. In fact, the doctor asks permission to close the victim's eyes. However, when the murder scenario is recapitulated by Poirot, as soon as he becomes unconscious from the the sedative administered in his nightcap Ratchett's eyes close. 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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Red Sails in the Sunset
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Composed by Will Grosz and lyrics by Jimmy Kennedy
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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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