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The Moving Finger (1985)

TV Movie  -   -  Crime | Drama | Mystery  -  21 February 1985 (UK)
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The residents of a quiet English village begin to receive nasty, threatening letters. The wife of the local vicar calls in her friend Miss Marple to investigate.

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Joan Hickson ...
Michael Culver ...
Deborah Appleby ...
Andrew Bicknell ...
Sabina Franklyn ...
Richard Pearson ...
Hilary Mason ...
Dilys Hamlett ...
John Arnatt ...
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Martin Fisk ...
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Geoffrey Davion ...
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Her old friend Maude Calthrop, wife of the village vicar, summons Miss Marple when several of the local residents receive a poison pen letter. All of the recipients thus far are men and all are accused of some act of moral turpitude. When the local solicitor's wife, Angela Symington, is found dead with a poison pen letter at her side, the coroner rules that she took her own life. Not surprisingly, Jane Marple disagrees and is convinced it was murder. When a second villager is killed, it appears Miss Marple is correct. She also deduces the real purpose of the letters. Written by garykmcd

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21 February 1985 (UK)  »

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(still photographs: of Gerry Burton's and Megan Hunter's trip to London)|

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This was filmmaker Roy Boulting's final project. See more »

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Somebody finds a book used for cutting out letters to make threatening notes. However, the print in this book is much smaller than the letters used in the notes. See more »

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Miss Jane Marple: Oh, forgive me, Superintendent, but I hope you don't wa... how should I put it?... find me irratating.
Superintendent Nash: [In a condescendingly emphatic tone] Dismiss the thought, Miss Marple!
Miss Jane Marple: Oh, good. I'm so glad. Thank you... yes.
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Joan Hickson is THE definitive Miss Marple
24 August 2006 | by (United States) – See all my reviews

I couldn't agree more with Mike. My local PBS station here in the US is currently broadcasting the new Miss Marple series one evening a week, while showing the original Joan Hickson Miss Marple as a daily series at 1:00 PM. There is NO comparison. Even Agatha Christie, some years before her own death, predicted that Joan Hickson would be the perfect Miss Marple. She knew her character, and the right actress to play her. The new series struggles far too hard to be "trendy" and puts far too much present-day "politial correctness" into the plots. Geraldine McEwan's Miss Marple has become nearly as much a caricature as Margaret Rutherford's movie portrayal.

Jim.


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