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>
Holidays can be murder.
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Did You Know?
The characters of Mrs. Castle and Rosamund Darnley in the source Agatha Christie
's book 'Evil Under the Sun' were merged to be one character for this film, Daphne Castle (played by 'Maggie Smith'). See more
In one low-shot, evening scene looking up at the roof of the hotel there appears to be a TV antenna on the roof. See more
[a little too solicitously, about Linda's step-mother, Arlena
And how is your lovely mother, this morning?
She's not lovely and she's not my mother!
Followed by Appointment with Death
You're the Top
Written by Cole Porter
Arranged by John Dalby
Sung by Diana Rigg See more