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In Acapulco, Hercule Poirot attends a dinner party in which one of the guests clutches his throat and suddenly dies. The causes seem to be natural until another party with most of the same guests produces another corpse.
An American movie actress, best known for playing dumb blondes, is Scotland Yard's prime suspect when her husband, Lord Edgware, is murdered. The great detective, Hercule Poirot, digs deeper into the case.
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>
Kim Novak,Elizabeth Taylor : Super Stars in a Fun Film Mystery
Before the terms were invented, Kim Novak, Rock Hudson, Elizabeth Taylor and Tony Curtis were movie superstars. In the late 1950's and 1960's few could rival these stars in box office pull. Guy Hamilton assembled this group of once great stars in a great film "The Mirror Crack's" based on the Agatha Christie novel. Starring as detective Miss Marple is a fine actress Angela Lansbury. Lansbury is supported by a cast of wonderful British actors such as Geraldine Chaplin and Pierce Brosnan in a cameo, and other well known character actors, this film is fun to watch especially seeing Kim Novak and Elizabeth Taylor in a funny cat-fight with inside Hollywood humor.
Beautifully photographed in the English Countryside by Chris Challis follows the assembling of a movie company of high strung Hollywood stars making a movie, thus a movie within a movie. There is a twinge of sadness that a real life tragedy affecting the late and much admired film star Gene Tierney is the basis of this mystery. Not going to tell much more of the plot here it is well worth seeing to discover for oneself.
Elizabeth Taylor much the Queen of Hollywood is very fine here and indeed very Queenly, the surprise is a very animated and fun Kim Novak holding her own and much more in her spirited scenes with Elizabeth Taylor and their closeups prove that both Kim Novak and Elizabeth Taylor great cinema beauties and true Movie Queens.
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