A fictional account of the real life, eleven day, never explained 1926 disappearance of famed murder mystery writer Agatha Christie is presented. On a cold winter day, her damaged car with ... See full summary »

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Wally Stanton
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Helen Morse ...
Evelyn Crawley
Celia Gregory ...
Nancy Neele
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John Foster
Carolyn Pickles ...
Charlotte Fisher
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Kenward
Tony Britton ...
William Collins
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Lord Brackenbury
Robert Longden ...
Pettelson
Donald Nithsdale ...
Uncle Jones
Yvonne Gilan ...
Mrs. Braithwaite
Sandra Voe ...
Therapist
Barry Hart ...
Supt. MacDonald
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A fictional account of the real life, eleven day, never explained 1926 disappearance of famed murder mystery writer Agatha Christie is presented. On a cold winter day, her damaged car with her expensive fur coat is found abandoned at the side of a country road. While the authorities initially suspect that she could have committed suicide, her pompous husband, Col. Archibald Christie, who is less than cooperative with the authorities, is adamant that she is still alive. What he doesn't tell them is that he recently asked her for a divorce so that he could marry his secretary, Miss Nancy Neele. Although the divorce request was not a total surprise since she knew of the extramarital affair, Mrs. Christie still did not want to grant him the request since she still loves him. Concurrently, American newspaper columnist Wally Stanton was scheduled to conduct an interview with Mrs. Christie. Since he can no longer do so with her disappearance, Stanton instead tries to find out himself what ... Written by Huggo

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A fictional solution to the real mystery of Agatha Christie's disappearance.


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9 February 1979 (USA)  »

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O Mistério de Agatha  »

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David Puttnam was involved with the production but left when much of the script was re-written to accommodate Dustin Hoffman. David Puttnam vowed never to work with Dustin Hoffman again. See more »

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When Agatha strikes the black ball on the pool table with the cue ball, the black ball banks off four rails and is on a path that would clearly take it to a point somewhere to the right of the lower left corner pocket and the ball comes to almost a complete stop before the cut. Yet, after the cut, the ball is shown rolling directly into the pocket. See more »

Quotes

Wally Stanton: I see that you're keeping up with the Agatha Christie affair. Tell me, do you think that she is dead? Everyone seems to.
Agatha Christie: They do, don't they?
Wally Stanton: That is all except her husband. I read this morning that he offered five hundred pounds for information. What do you think?
Agatha Christie: Perhaps that is all she is worth.
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Gilbert & Sullivan Medley
Music by Arthur Sullivan (uncredited)
Arranged and conducted by Howard Blake
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Fascinating journey
6 March 2002 | by (La La Land) – See all my reviews

Well photographed, carefully edited film, swimming in supposition. Almost quietly performed. Overall sense of loss and heartache gives further readings into Christie's books a tinged sense of sadness. Mannered but sympathetic acting by the 2 strong leads, balance well off the 2 sort of "villians": the snobby mistress and the caddish husband, played with icy detachment by the future and all too brief James Bond. The stunning visuals look especially nice on a large screen.


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