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Julia Jones (dramatised by)
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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. Full summary » | Add synopsis »
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Directed by
Roy Boulting 
 
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Julia Jones (dramatised by)

Agatha Christie  novel (uncredited)

Produced by
Guy Slater .... producer
 
Original Music by
Alan Blaikley 
Ken Howard 
 
Cinematography by
Ian Hilton (photography)
 
Film Editing by
Graham Walker 
 
Production Design by
Paul Allen (designer)
 
Costume Design by
Christian Dyall 
 
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Andrew Benson .... production manager
 
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Helen MacKenzie .... properties buyer (as Helen Mackenzie)
Linda Sherwood-Page .... graphic designer
 
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Martyn Clift .... film recordist
John Hale .... dubbing mixer
Rob Maynard .... dubbing editor
 
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Bernard Ashby .... chief film editor
 
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John Altman .... musical director
 
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Alexandra Bridcut .... assistant floor manager (as Alex Bridcut)
George Gallaccio .... production associate
Juley Harding .... production assistant
John Kay .... assistant floor manager
Tony Redston .... location manager
 

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102 min
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Black and White (still photographs: of Gerry Burton's and Megan Hunter's trip to London) | Color
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This was filmmaker Roy Boulting's final project.See more »
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Continuity: 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 »
Quotes:
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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30 out of 41 people found the following review useful.
Poor Ted, 27 December 2004
Author: mike-1828 from United Kingdom

Oh dear, poor Ted, he seems, from his email address to be in Education, and one would suspect that his academic speciality is "Mystery Writers". A pity, excessive analysis over the years appears to have rather distorted his power of judgement. I was lucky enough to have been brought up in 1950s England, and I have never seen a series which more accurately reflects the life and people I remember then, less the murders of course! The real problem Ted has with the whole series is revealed in this comment: "At least this one emphasizes the obnoxious, mousey character of Jane more than the others." He just doesn't like Joan Hickson's characterisation. Well, sorry old chap, I knew many friends of my grandparents who were extremely similar to this Miss Marple, intelligent ladies of the Raj who had returned to England or daughters of the prewar middle class coping with the new society that was being shaped. They were used to a 'certain standard' in all things. Behind the fierce formal exterior, though, there was a twinkle, although often buried quite deeply. If Ted doesn't like this Joan Hickson characterisation, then I'm pretty sure he would have not have got on with Agatha Christie either. Probably Erle Stanley Gardner's more his type! This episode is up to the standard of the rest of the series, and it was directed by Roy Boulting, who would also remember this time well since it was his heyday at Shepperton Studios, producing classics like 'I'm alright Jack'. Hence the accuracy of the period feel. If you want to see Miss Marple really messed up, then check out the new 2004 series featuring Geraldine McEwan, whom I admire in the right part (Mapp and Lucia for example). But she is NOT Miss Marple, Miss Hickson IS.

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