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Director:
Writers:
Jonathan Hales (screenplay) &
Barry Sandler (screenplay)
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Release Date:
19 December 1980 (USA) See more »
Genre:
Tagline:
Mirror, mirror on the wall, who is the murderer among them all?
Plot:
Jane Marple solves the mystery when a local woman is poisoned and a visiting movie star seems to have been the intended victim. Full summary » | Full synopsis »
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Awards:
1 nomination See more »
User Reviews:
A very good adaptation. See more (63 total) »

Cast

  (in credits order) (verified as complete)

Angela Lansbury ... Miss Marple
Wendy Morgan ... Cherry
Margaret Courtenay ... Mrs. Bantry

Charles Gray ... Bates, The Butler
Maureen Bennett ... Heather Babcock
Carolyn Pickles ... Miss Giles
Eric Dodson ... The Major
Charles Lloyd Pack ... Vicar (as Charles Lloyd-Pack)
Richard Pearson ... Doctor Haydock
Thick Wilson ... The Mayor
Pat Nye ... Mayoress
Peter Woodthorpe ... Scout Master

Geraldine Chaplin ... Ella Zielinsky

Tony Curtis ... Martin N. Fenn

Edward Fox ... Inspector Craddock

Rock Hudson ... Jason Rudd

Kim Novak ... Lola Brewster

Elizabeth Taylor ... Marina Rudd
Marella Oppenheim ... Margot Bence
Anthony Steel ... Sir Derek Ridgeley ('Murder at Midnight')

Dinah Sheridan ... Lady Amanda Ridgeley ('Murder at Midnight')
Oriane Grieve ... Kate Ridgely ('Murder at Midnight')
Kenneth Fortescue ... Charles Foxwell ('Murder at Midnight')
Hildegard Neil ... Lady Foxcroft ('Murder at Midnight')
Allan Cuthbertson ... Peter Montrose ('Murder at Midnight')
George Silver ... Da Silva ('Murder at Midnight')
John Bennett ... Barnsby ('Murder at Midnight')

Nigel Stock ... Inspector Gates ('Murder at Midnight')
rest of cast listed alphabetically:

Pierce Brosnan ... Actor playing 'Jamie' (uncredited)
John Dalby ... Bandmaster (uncredited)
Bill Dean ... 1st Man in Village Hall (uncredited)
Frank Ellis ... Policeman (uncredited)
Sam Kydd ... Film Technician (uncredited)
Charles Lamb ... 2nd Man in Village Hall (uncredited)
Richard Leech ... Director of Photography (uncredited)

Derek Lyons ... Queen's Guard (uncredited)
Angus MacKay ... Coroner (uncredited)
Robert Raglan ... Villager (uncredited)

Directed by
Guy Hamilton 
 
Writing credits
Jonathan Hales (screenplay) &
Barry Sandler (screenplay)

Agatha Christie  novel "The Mirror Crack'd from Side to Side" (uncredited)

Produced by
John Brabourne .... producer
Richard B. Goodwin .... producer (as Richard Goodwin)
 
Original Music by
John Cameron 
 
Cinematography by
Christopher Challis (director of photography)
 
Film Editing by
Richard Marden 
 
Production Design by
Michael Stringer 
 
Art Direction by
John Roberts 
 
Set Decoration by
Peter Howitt (uncredited)
 
Costume Design by
Phyllis Dalton 
 
Makeup Department
Eric Allwright .... makeup artist
Jill Carpenter .... makeup artist
Helen Lennox .... hairdresser
 
Production Management
Jim Brennan .... production manager
 
Second Unit Director or Assistant Director
Derek Cracknell .... first assistant director
 
Art Department
John Paterson .... construction manager
 
Sound Department
John W. Mitchell .... sound recordist (as John Mitchell)
John Richards .... sound recordist
Bill Rowe .... sound recordist
Nicholas Stevenson .... dubbing editor (as Nick Stevenson)
 
Camera and Electrical Department
John Palmer .... camera operator
John Clark .... best boy (uncredited)
Gary Cross .... electrician (uncredited)
Nobby Cross .... gaffer (uncredited)
Nick Houston .... asst. camera (uncredited)
Bob Penn .... still photographer (uncredited)
 
Costume and Wardrobe Department
Betty Adamson .... wardrobe supervisor
 
Editorial Department
Roy Birchley .... assistant editor
 
Music Department
John Cameron .... conductor
 
Other crew
Gordon Arnell .... publicist
Robert Ellis .... titles
Brian Harris .... supervising accountant
Michael John Knatchbull .... location manager (as Michael-John Knatchbull)
Elaine Schreyeck .... continuity
Elisabeth Woodthorpe .... production secretary
 
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Additional Details

Also Known As:
"Agatha Christie's The Mirror Crack'd" - UK (complete title), USA (complete title)
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Runtime:
105 min
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Color:
Black and White (opening sequence) | Color (colour) (Technicolor)
Aspect Ratio:
1.85 : 1 See more »
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Certification:
Australia:PG | Finland:K-12 | Iceland:L | Ireland:PG | Norway:12 (1981) | Singapore:PG | Sweden:11 | UK:PG (video rating) (1987) (2002) (2006) | UK:A (original rating) | USA:PG (MPAA rating: certificate #25985) | West Germany:12
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Trivia:
At one point Lola Brewster refers to having "Alexander" brought in to do her hair. Elizabeth Taylor, playing Lola's rival Marina Rudd, had her hair done for the film by Alexandre (Alexandre de Paris).See more »
Goofs:
Anachronisms: The movie is set in 1953. Yet the car in which Lola Brewster arrives is a 1959 Cadillac.See more »
Quotes:
Marina Rudd:I've always thought of Lola as one of my oldest *oldest* friends.See more »
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Soundtrack:
There's No Business Like Show BusinessSee more »

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18 out of 26 people found the following review useful.
A very good adaptation., 3 July 2002
Author: Leopold-4 (yanay@hotmail.com) from Toronto, Canada

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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