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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 »
Awards:
Won Oscar. Another 4 wins & 5 nominations See more »
NewsDesk:
(46 articles)
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User Reviews:
A Great Adaption! See more (96 total) »

Cast

  (in credits order) (verified as complete)

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:
The poem from which Jackie is reciting lines in the saloon is "The Sons of the Suburbs" by Rudyard Kipling.See more »
Goofs:
Revealing mistakes: When Poirot is wandering round Linnet's bed after she has been killed, she is still breathing.See more »
Quotes:
Mrs. Van Schuyler:You need a nice cool holiday, I was thinking of a trip along the Gobi Desert!See more »
Movie Connections:
Soundtrack:
JalousieSee more »

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15 out of 17 people found the following review useful.
A Great Adaption!, 23 May 2005
Author: r-downey1 from Belfast, Northern Ireland UK

I watched this film when it was broadcast on channel four last Christmas and I was so blown away by it that I had to buy the movie on DVD. Coming from a true fan of murder mystery TV shows with my all-time favourite series being Midsomer Murders, I can tell you this has to be one of the best detective dramas ever to be adapted from one of Agatha Christie's novels. Peter Ustinov gives a wonderful performance as Christie's world famous Belgian detective Hercule Poirot, who along with his sidekick has to solve three violent shootings on a luxury cruise ship sailing off the coast of Egypt. The story is full of red herrings, great and really well acted characters and lots of fantastic humour. It is also very gripping with a crime that is forever tricky to work out and a truly unpredictable killer gives the film a perfect ending. I would suggest to all fans of classic British Murder Myestries to see this 1970's Agatha Christie tale but you will have to be prepared to be blown away by it. I overall give Death on the Nile 8/10 stars.

ONE OF THE BEST DETECTIVE STORIES EVER WRITTEN!

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