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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
Maureen Bennett ...
Carolyn Pickles ...
Miss Giles
Eric Dodson ...
The Major
Charles Lloyd Pack ...
Vicar (as Charles Lloyd-Pack)
Richard Pearson ...
Thick Wilson ...
The Mayor
Pat Nye ...
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Peter Woodthorpe ...
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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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Agatha Christie's The Mirror Crack'd  »

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SEK 2,135,028 (Sweden)
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In a 1998 interview Angela Lansbury stated that playing Miss Marple was 'terrific' and that she 'enjoyed' it very much but thought the film was 'dreadful'. See more »

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When Jason Rudd is trying to find a pulse on a victim's neck, their eyes move although they are supposed to be dead. See more »

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Lola Brewster: You seem lovely, as always. Of course, there are fewer lights on than usual. In fact, any fewer, and I'd need a seeing-eye dog.
Marina Rudd: Oh, I shouldn't bother to buy one, dear. In that wig, you could play Lassie.
Lola Brewster: Same adorable sense of humor. And I'm so glad to see that you've not only kept your GORGEOUS figure, but you've added SO MUCH to it!
Marina Rudd: What are you doing here so early, dear? I thought the plastic surgery seminar was in Switzerland.
Lola Brewster: Actually, darling, I couldn't wait to begin our little movie. ...
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A mysterious mirror
1 December 2005 | by (United States) – See all my reviews

This is almost a 10. Highly underrated. Good plot, great atmosphere, wonderful star performances and a mystery that's hard to solve. What's not to like? No, it's not academy award material, and wasn't meant to be. MIRROR CRACK'D rates up there with EVIL UNDER THE SUN. Wish more films of this ilk were made today. Pure escapist entertainment with no special effects or gory scenes. Fine for the whole family. TAYLOR, LANSBURY, CURTIS and especially NOVAK are top notch. An actress named Maureen Bennett is also very good in her small role. Also note a young Pierce Brosnan in a bit role. This is really a well done who and why done it. Try seeing it a second time to spot some of the clues you've obviously missed the first time.


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