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The Mirror Crack'd (1980)

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Jane Marple solves the mystery when a local woman is poisoned and a visiting movie star seems to have been the intended victim.

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Wendy Morgan ...
Margaret Courtenay ...
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Bates, the Butler
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Carolyn Pickles ...
Miss Giles
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The Major
Charles Lloyd Pack ...
Vicar (as Charles Lloyd-Pack)
Richard Pearson ...
Thick Wilson ...
The Mayor
Pat Nye ...
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Peter Woodthorpe ...
Scout Master
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Martin N. Fenn
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Based on the novel by Agatha Christie. The year is 1953. The small English village of St. Mary Mead, home to Miss Jane Marple, is delighted when a big American movie company arrives to make a movie telling of the relationship between Jane Grey and Elisabeth I, starring the famous actresses Marina Rudd and Lola Brewster. Marina arrives with her husband, Jason, and when she discovers that Lola is going to be in the movie with her she hits the roof as Lola and Marina loathe each other on sight. Marina has been getting death threats and at a party at the manor house, Heather Babcock, after boring Marina with a long story, drinks a cocktail made for Marina and dies from poisoning. Everybody believes that Marina is the target but the police officer investigating the case, Inspector Craddock isn't sure so he asks Miss Marple, his aunt, to investigate... Written by Lee Horton <Leeh@tcp.co.uk>

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Mirror, mirror on the wall, who is the murderer among them all?


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19 December 1980 (USA)  »

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SEK 2,135,028 (Sweden)
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The film is set in 1953 - hence the Saturday village fête being thrown in aid of the Coronation fund (referring to the Regal Coronation of Queen Elizabeth II on 2nd June that year). See more »

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There are people in front of the vicar's movie projector but they cast no shadows onto the screen while the projector is on. The screen is in fact backlit. See more »

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Ella Zielinsky: Marty Fenn's a producer. He only lies when he speaks.
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A very good adaptation.
3 July 2002 | by (Toronto, Canada) – See all my reviews

Being a fan of both Agatha Christie, Angela Lansbury, and Rock Hudson I watched this film with pleasure. The cast here has done a great job, everybody is convincing, even Liz Taylor, although her acting is at times overdone, as usual. The movie has a good pace, dialogues are witty and humorous, and the mystery itself engaging. I think the proportions of each character's involvement in the story are true to the original (I was afraid they'd make Miss Marple into an action figure or something, but was glad to see she stayed in the background to make her grand entrance in the finale). All in all, it's a very good and convincing adaptation of Christie's book.


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