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Death on the Nile (1978)

PG  |   |  Mystery  |  29 September 1978 (USA)
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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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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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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)  »

Also Known As:

Muerte en el Nilo  »

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SEK 3,534,367 (Sweden)
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According to producer Richard Goodwin, Bette Davis brought her own makeup, mirrors, and lights to Egypt, just in case they did not have any there. See more »

Goofs

At the beginning, while Linnet and Jackie are in Linnet's master bedroom, a crew member crawling across the floor is reflected in the mirror. See more »

Quotes

Mrs. Van Schuyler: How would a little trip down the Nile suit you?
Miss Bowers: There is nothing I would dislike more. There are two things in the world I can't abide: it's heat and heathens.
Mrs. Van Schuyler: Good. Then we'll go. Bowers, pack.
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Soundtracks

I've Got a Feelin' You're Foolin'
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Music by Nacio Herb Brown
Played during the scene where Linnet and Simon are dancing and the other main characters are shown for the first time
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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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