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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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Peter Ustinov IS Hercule Poirot! See more (98 total) »


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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

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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?

This movie was made and released about 41 years after Agatha Christie's source novel of the same name was first published in 1937.See more »
Factual errors: Doctor Bessner identifies the statue on the left of the temple of Abu Simbel as "the singer". He says it's making a howling sound every evening. Both facts are wrong, "the singer" is one of the statues in Thebe West near Luxor of the now destroyed temple of Amenophis III., and it is said that it was "singing" only in the morning hours.See more »
Manager Of The Karnak:[Upon discovering cobra] Oh! Never have I seen such a reptile in a first class cabin!See more »
Movie Connections:
Referenced in "Lukas: Hasch mich (#3.8)" (1998)See more »
All Things Bright and BeautifulSee more »


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41 out of 59 people found the following review useful.
Peter Ustinov IS Hercule Poirot!, 21 December 2004
Author: JackStallion ( from Hollywood, CA

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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