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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The first corpse (found in the moor at the beginning of the film) can clearly be seen breathing. See more
It's funny to think if Giuseppe Verdi had been an Englishman his name would have been Joe Green.
Yes, I suppose it would, yes.
Well it used to make the boys laugh when I was trying to din some Latin into them when I was a school teacher.
Little boys laugh easily if it keeps them away even for a moment from their study of Latin.
The opening credits feature watercolors by British architect and artist, Sir Hugh Casson, who taught Prince Charles to paint. The titles for each actor feature an item of costume, prop or setting relevant to their character and those for the production team are similarly themed. See more
You Do Something To Me
Written by Cole Porter
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