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>
While vacationing in the Greek Isles, famous detective Hercule Poirot spotted a beautiful woman on the beach. Realizing that she was dead, he did not ask her out to dinner.
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Did You Know?
Second and final Agatha Christie
adaptation directed by Guy Hamilton
. His first was The Mirror Crack'd
(1980). The two pictures were back-to-back consecutive movies for Hamilton who prior to the first film had not been "totally enamored" by the Christie books. See more
The first corpse (found in the moor at the beginning of the film) can clearly be seen breathing. See more
The "Arlena Stewarts" of this world do not count; their domination is of the moment. Really to count, a woman must have either goodness or brains.
You can't actually believe that men care for either of those things, can you?
Oh yes I do, madam.
Referenced in Lukas: Hasch mich
You're the Top
Written by Cole Porter
Arranged by John Dalby
Sung by Diana Rigg See more