Murder Is Easy (1982)

TV Movie  |   |  Crime, Mystery  |  2 January 1982 (USA)
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An American computer expert meets a distraught old lady on a train and she tells him that a homicidal maniac is stalking her quiet little village.



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Cast overview, first billed only:
Prof. Luke Williams
Honoria Waynflete (as Olivia De Havilland)
Patrick Allen ...
Leigh Lawson ...
Jimmy Lorrimer
Mr. Ellsworthy
Ivor Roberts ...
Trevor T. Smith ...
Lord Gordon Easterfield
Carol MacReady ...
Mrs. Pierce
Diana Goodman ...


A mathematician and author, Luke Williams, is travelling up to London on a train when he meets a old lady, Lavinia Fullerton, who is also going to London, to Scotland Yard. Lavinia tells Luke that in her small village several people have died. The local police are certain that it was all accidental and are taking no action but Lavinia isn't convinced. In London Luke watches, horrified, as Lavinia is run over in a hit and run and he becomes convinced that she was telling the truth. He travels down to the village and with the aid of a local girl, who is also convinced that the deaths were murder, sets out to solve the mystery... Written by Lee Horton <>

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Release Date:

2 January 1982 (USA)  »

Also Known As:

Agatha Christie's 'Murder Is Easy'  »

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Did You Know?


In the film, events occur at Wychwood Under Ashe; in Agatha Christie's 1939 novel it's the hyphenated Wychwood-under-Ashe. See more »


At the beginning of the film Luke Williams is seen aboard a loco hauled train. The shots of the train on the journey alternate between this train and an Inter City 125. See more »


Version of Agatha Christie's Marple: Murder Is Easy (2008) See more »

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Decent Mystery
12 January 2002 | by (Virginia, US of A) – See all my reviews

Pretty good mystery. Lesley-Anne Down has never looked better and Bill Bixby portrays the hapless American well enough. Plot twists abound and the viewer is left with a very satisfying mystery. Agatha Christie would approve!

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