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 Reverend Stephen Lane and Major Barry in the source Agatha Christie
's novel 'Evil Under the Sun' were removed for this motion picture adaptation. Other minor characters were also dropped. See more
When Patrick wants Myra to take the speed boat back, she says that she doesn't know how to drive it. He gives her a very quick lesson. When he discovers that Arlena is dead and asks her if she can go get help, she is suddenly quite proficient. See more
[greeting the Redferns
Hello! I'm Daphne Castle - welcome to the island.
How do you do.
It looks lovely, I'm sure we'll have a nice time here.
And a naughty one too - I hope!
Followed by Murder in Three Acts
Begin the Beguine
Written by Cole Porter
Heard as a theme See more