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Death on the Nile
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Release Date:
29 September 1978 (USA) See more »
The only thing that could follow "Murder" is "Death" See more »
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? Full summary » | Add synopsis »
Won Oscar. Another 4 wins & 5 nominations See more »
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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)
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

Additional Details

Also Known As:
140 min
Color (as colour) (Technicolor)
Aspect Ratio:
1.85 : 1 See more »
Sound Mix:
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

Did You Know?

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 »
Continuity: When Simon and Linette are climbing up the pyramid there's a shot of them having climbed more than half way up, but in the next shot, looking down on them, the ground and rubble is visible only a few meters beneath.See more »
Jacqueline De Bellefort:[singing a line from the song "Frankie and Johnny" to Simon Doyle] He was her man, but he was doin' her wrong!See more »
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32 out of 38 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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