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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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
The first corpse (found in the moor at the beginning of the film) can clearly be seen breathing. 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.
Referenced in There's Nothing Out There
Written by Cole Porter
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