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 female character of Emily Brewster in Agatha Christie
's novel 'Evil Under the Sun' book was changed for this film to a man, Rex Brewster (played by Roddy McDowall'). 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
I've just had a telephone call from your friend Sir Horace. He says he's having trouble with his... his... his piffle valve?
Such a valve still has to be invented, Madame.
Oh, well I dare say you're right, I wasn't paying that much attention, anyway the result is he'll be 24 hours late.
Referenced in The Last Horror Film
You Do Something To Me
Written by Cole Porter
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