Lady Eileen 'Bundle' Brent a pert, aggressive young aristocrat insinuates herself into a series of murders, stolen state secrets, and a mysterious secret society.



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Cast overview, first billed only:
Superintendent Battle
Jimmy Thesiger
Lady Coote
Leslie Sands ...
Sir Oswald Coote
Lucy Gutteridge ...
Lorraine Wade
Terence Alexander ...
Countess Radzsky
Christopher Scoular ...
James Griffiths ...
Rupert 'Pongo' Bateman
Brian Wilde ...
Hetty Baynes ...
Vera (as Henrieta Baynes)
John Vine ...
Ronny Devereux
Robert Longden ...
Gerry Wade


When Gerry Wade sleeps in and is late for breakfast, his friends find that he has a very good reason - he's been murdered. Lady Eileen Brent, known to her friends as Bundle and in whose bed Wade died, returns home and decides to investigate. When a second man is killed, he mentions something about " dials...tell Jimmy Thesiger..." but Thesiger has no idea what he was talking about. What they learn is of the existence of a secret society and of a hugely valuable formula for making a specialized form of steel. But who exactly is behind the two murders and why were they killed? Written by garykmcd

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April 1981 (USA)  »

Also Known As:

Agatha Christie's Seven Dials Mystery  »

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The roman numeral for the "eleven" o'clock position on the hoods is reversed reading 'IX' instead of 'XI'. Later in the movie it is corrected but they didn't make new hoods; instead they inked over the leading 'I' and added an 'I' after the 'X'. See more »


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Great TV movie !!
31 October 2004 | by (Utrecht, The Netherlands) – See all my reviews

I recently saw the DVD of this film and i must say I Loved It ! Campbell and Warwick are great and John Gielgud is funny. The joy of movies like this is that you can actually understand everything that 's been said because they don't use background music as soon as things become more quiet. As i am from The Netherlands and only could get a copy with no subtitles this is a very great plus. If you like the Partners in crime series or the A C TV movies Secret Adversary or Why Didn't They Ask Evans ? Then you'll like this one as well ! Of course it also provides the things we have come to expect from an Agatha Christie movie. There are several twists in the plot that will leave you guessing who the killer is.

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