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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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SEK 2,135,028 (Sweden)
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Trivia

First of two Agatha Christie adaptations directed by Guy Hamilton. His second was Evil Under the Sun (1982). The two pictures were back-to-back consecutive movies for Hamilton who prior to this movie had not been "totally enamored" by the Christie books. See more »

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In the scene where Jason Rudd is driving away with his car, you can clearly see the chalked position marks on the ground that had been applied to place the car rightly for the shot. 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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Featured in Agatha Christie: A Woman of Mystery (2007) See more »

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pretty good
12 February 2002 | by (La La Land) – See all my reviews

Surprisingly faithful adaption of the excellent Christie book adds some campy insults to the story by having Taylor and Novak square off as jealous rivals, but the outcome still carries a mild punch. Lansbury is excellent as Jane and it's nice to see Liz reunited with Hudson after their stint in the 50's on Giant. One of the better all star casts for an Agatha picture, with a nice recreation of St Mary Mead. Makes you feel like you're really in a small English village.


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