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Death on the Nile (1978)

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A murder is committed on a Nile steamer, but Hercule Poirot is on board...

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Featurette documenting the making of the film "Death On The Nile".

Director: John Guillermin
Stars: Jane Birkin, John Brabourne, Lois Chiles
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Almost everyone on the S.S.Karnak, cruising the Nile, has a reason to want heiress Linnet Ridgeway dead. Her jewels are coveted by elderly Mrs. van Schuyler, her maid is upset because Linnet won't give her a promised dowry, writer Salome Otterbourne is facing a libel suit brought by Linnet, Salome's daughter Rosalie wants to protect her mother, American Andrew Pennington has been embezzling from the Ridgeway family, and former friend Jacqueline de Bellefort is upset that Linnet stole her fiance, Simon, away from her. Belgian sleuth Hercule Poirot must unravel the mystery when Linnet (and some of the others) turn up dead. Written by Ron Kerrigan <mvg@whidbey.com>

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29 September 1978 (USA)  »

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Muerte en el Nilo  »

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SEK 3,534,367 (Sweden)
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Barbara Hicks who has a blink-and-you-miss-it role as a schoolteacher turned up in Evil Under the Sun (1982) made by the same producers. She also features in a couple of Joan Hickson 's Miss Marple television programs as Miss Hartnell. See more »

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Right after Ms Otterbourne was shot, the murderer dropped the weapon and fled the scene, leaving the gun lying on the floor. And when Poirot and Colonel Race rushed out of the room and saw the gun, Colonel Race picked it up and held it by the barrel. In fact, when a gun has just been fired, its barrel would be too hot to even touch, let alone hold up in the air in one's hands. See more »

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Fantastic film!!!!
29 December 2001 | by (Bracebridge Ont) – See all my reviews

A wonderful cast of superb actors playing a wonderful cast of outrageous characters. Exotic locale. Lots of laughs. Great lines. ("If there are two things I hate it's heat and heathens.) Ustinov gives a somewhat harder spin to Christie's Poirot than Suchet but he's just as wonderful. Angela Lansbury should have had the Oscar for best supporting actress that year for her tipsy, dipsy authoress. Maggie Smith is her usual incredible self. The great and always fascinating Bette Davis. And the wonderfully synchophantic "manager" of the steamer. All this with exotic locations, superb camera work and well paced suspense. Not too often I vote a ten. On this one I did. Bravo!


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