Hercule Poirot is called in to investigate a case for an insurance company regarding firstly a dead woman's body found on a moor and then a important diamond sent to the company to be insured turns out to be a fake. Poirot discovers that the diamond was bought for Arlena Marshall by Sir Horace Platt and Arlena is on her honeymoon with her husband and step-daughter on a tropical island hotel. He joins them on the island and finds that everybody else starts to hate Arlena for different reasons - refusing to do a stage show, stopping a book, and for having an open affair with Patrick Redfern, another guest, in full view of his shy wife. So it's only a matter of time before Arlena turns up dead, strangled and Poirot must find out who it is... Written by
Lee Horton <Leeh@tcp.co.uk>
Evil is Everywhere. Even in Paradise.
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Did You Know?
The female character of Emily Brewster in Agatha Christie
's novel 'Evil Under the Sun' book was changed for this film to a man, Rex Brewster (played by Roddy McDowall'). See more
The first corpse (found in the moor at the beginning of the film) can clearly be seen breathing. See more
[notices Poirot in lobby
Oh, you - you must be Sir Horace Blatt's friend; perhaps - perhaps you'll sign in?
[signs hotel register
Oh, so you're the famous Hercule Poirot eh?
Ah you are too amiable madame.
Perhaps - I hope you haven't come here to practice your sleuthing games on my guests - they've all got far too many skeletons in their cupboards to join in with enthusiasm.
Followed by Appointment with Death
Begin the Beguine
Written by Cole Porter
Heard as a theme See more