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?
The kingdom of Tyrania in this movie is a fictional land which was based on the country of Albania. The isle setting of Daphne's Island (in Tyrania) was also fictional. See more
When Poirot performs the magic trick for Linda Marshall, she replies "I know how you did that. The egg's in your top pocket." However, Poirot's top pocket is flat and cannot contain the egg. See more
Arlena Stuart Marshall
[arriving at outdoor buffet luncheon in swimming attire
I'm so sorry, are we late? Patrick insisted upon rowing me right round the island and its much bigger than I thought. Poor darling, he's absolutely exhausted.
[dryly, knowing what they've actually been up to
I'm not in the least surprised.
Followed by Dead Man's Folly
You're the Top
Written by Cole Porter
Arranged by John Dalby
Sung by Diana Rigg See more