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Death on the Nile (1978)

As Hercule Poirot enjoys a luxurious cruise down the Nile, a newlywed heiress is found murdered on board. Can Poirot identify the killer before the ship reaches the end of its journey?

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Based on the Agatha Christie novel, our favourite Belgian detective, Hercule Poirot, is on a cruise up the Nile. He is surrounded by an interesting assortment of characters, including a wealthy heiress and her husband, on their honeymoon. It appears that everyone hates the heiress... Written by grantss

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Can the killer be found before the ship of clues reaches the end of its murderous journey ? See more »

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29 September 1978 (USA)  »

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Muerte en el Nilo  »

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$7,920,000 (estimated)
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Aboard ship, no one was allowed his or her own dressing room, so Bette Davis, Maggie Smith, and Angela Lansbury all shared a room. See more »

Goofs

Reflections can be seen in the protective glass screen when the cobra is readying itself to strike Hercule Poirot in his cabin. See more »

Quotes

Mrs. Van Schuyler: You perfectly foul French upstart!
Hercule Poirot: Belgian upstart, please, madame.
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Connections

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Jalousie
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Music by Jacob Gade
Played during the tango scene
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Peter Ustinov IS Hercule Poirot!
21 December 2004 | by (Hollywood, CA) – See all my reviews

I love Peter Ustinov as Hercule Poirot. Forget all those other phonies who've tried to fill his shoes! Including that ridiculous Murder on the Orient Express!

His sly, lovable demeanor rivals any of the great actors playing detectives- Peter Falk as Columbo, etc. He has a wonderful way of gaining the confidence and trust of each of his suspects, while probing them for information. You never really know who he suspects, and that's the fun of the mystery. He guides you through the maze like true detective.

I have seen each of his delicious portrayals as the great, Belgian detective several times, and they just get better with age.


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