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Death on the Nile
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Director:
Writer:
Anthony Shaffer (screenplay)
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Release Date:
29 September 1978 (USA) See more »
Genre:
Tagline:
The only thing that could follow "Murder" is "Death" See more »
Plot:
A murder is committed on a Nile steamer, but Hercule Poirot is on board... Full summary » | Add synopsis »
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Awards:
Won Oscar. Another 4 wins & 5 nominations See more »
NewsDesk:
(43 articles)
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 (From Variety - TV News. 30 March 2014, 10:22 AM, PDT)

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 (From PEOPLE.com. 30 March 2014, 8:05 AM, PDT)

Review: The Poirot Collection
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User Reviews:
Fantastic film!!!! See more (92 total) »

Cast

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Directed by
John Guillermin 
 
Writing credits
Anthony Shaffer (screenplay)

Agatha Christie  novel (uncredited)

Produced by
John Brabourne .... producer
Richard B. Goodwin .... producer (as Richard Goodwin)
Norton Knatchbull .... associate producer
 
Original Music by
Nino Rota 
 
Cinematography by
Jack Cardiff (director of photography)
 
Film Editing by
Malcolm Cooke 
 
Casting by
Dyson Lovell (uncredited)
 
Production Design by
Peter Murton 
 
Art Direction by
Brian Ackland-Snow 
Terry Ackland-Snow 
 
Costume Design by
Anthony Powell (costumes designed by)
 
Makeup Department
Betty Glasow .... hair
Ramon Gow .... hair
Freddie Williamson .... makeup artist
 
Production Management
Barrie Melrose .... production manager
Ron Purdie .... unit manager: England
Ahmed Sami .... production manager: Egypt (as Achmed Sami)
 
Second Unit Director or Assistant Director
Chris Carreras .... assistant director
Steve Lanning .... second assistant director (uncredited)
Ted Sturgis .... second assistant director (uncredited)
Peter Waller .... second assistant director (uncredited)
 
Art Department
John Paterson .... construction manager
 
Sound Department
John W. Mitchell .... sound recordist (as John Mitchell)
John Richards .... sound recordist
Bill Rowe .... sound recordist (as Billy Rowe)
Nicholas Stevenson .... sound editor (as Nick Stevenson)
 
Stunts
Joe Powell .... stunts (uncredited)
 
Camera and Electrical Department
John Cardiff .... second unit photography
Frank Elliott .... focus puller
Keith Hamshere .... still photographer
W.C. 'Chunky' Huse .... grip (as Chunky Huse)
Alec Mills .... camera operator
 
Costume and Wardrobe Department
Rosemary Burrows .... costume supervisor
Germinal Rangel .... costume maker
Joanna Johnston .... assistant costume designer (uncredited)
Barbara Matera .... costume maker (uncredited)
 
Editorial Department
Chris Kelly .... assistant editor
Nigel Galt .... assistant editor (uncredited)
 
Music Department
Marcus Dods .... conductor
 
Other crew
Jim Brennan .... location manager: Egypt
Richard du Vivier .... production associate (as Richard Du Vivier)
Brian Harris .... supervising accountant
Wayne Sleep .... choreographer: tango
Edna Tromans .... publicist
Constance Willis .... continuity (as Connie Willis)
Elisabeth Woodthorpe .... production secretary
 
Crew believed to be complete


Production CompaniesDistributorsOther Companies
  • Government of Egypt  the producers wish to thank: for their help during the making of this film (as The Government of Egypt)
  • Panavision  filmed with Panavision® equipment

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Runtime:
140 min
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Color:
Color (as colour) (Technicolor)
Aspect Ratio:
1.85 : 1 See more »
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Certification:
Argentina:16 | Australia:M | Finland:K-16 | France:U | Iceland:L | Ireland:PG | Norway:16 (1978) | Peru:14 | Singapore:PG | Spain:13 | Sweden:15 | UK:A (original rating) | UK:PG (tv rating) | UK:PG (video rating) (1987) (2002) (2006) | USA:PG | West Germany:12
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Trivia:
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:
Errors in geography: After Linnet Ridgeway is almost crushed by a stone falling down from the temple of Karnak in Luxor, Dr. Bessner advises her to go back to the boat to have a rest. She replies that she must see the temple of Abu Simbel in the evening. In the next scene, she is visiting Abu Simbel with Simon, and in the late evening they are back on the Nile steamer. The problem is that the distance between the temple of Karnak and the temple of Abu Simbel is about 250 miles. The movie is set in the 1930s, when air travel was still primitive, so it's unlikely they flew down there and back in an afternoon. It is definitely impossible for a steamer to travel that distance in one afternoon.See more »
Quotes:
Miss Bowers:It's more than likely, it has been my experience that men are least attracted to women who treat them well.See more »
Movie Connections:
Referenced in Downton Abbey Revisited (2012) (TV)See more »
Soundtrack:
Frankie and JohnnySee more »

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33 out of 39 people found the following review useful.
Fantastic film!!!!, 29 December 2001
Author: rps-2 from Bracebridge Ont

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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